Support public transportation on the back of private transportation? Huh?

June 7th, 2006

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wants to pay for the transist system in Milwaukee by using the sales tax generated by the sale of private automobiles.

This is typical liberal thinking.

They don’t like private transportation (although almost all of them use it themselves – usually Volvos) and they figure taxing the thing they don’t like will discourage people from using it.

Let’s say they are successful. The MORE they get people to switch from private vehicles to public transportation the LESS money there will be to finance it.

Brilliant.

But that isn’t what will happen. What will happen is that as people continue to “vote” for private transportation over public transportation by buying their own vehicles, cialis sales levitra more and more money will flow into a system that is being paid for by the people who DON’T USE IT!

Brilliant solution…as usual.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. daver  |  June 7th, 2006 at 9:43 am

    Ummm everyone pays for private transportation even if we don’t use it as well. How do you think roads are paid for? Hell “private” transportation is subsidizes at an amazing rate compared to public transportation.

    Typical conservative thinking here!

  • 2. Administrator  |  June 7th, 2006 at 10:04 am

    I’m pretty sure you’re wrong, Dave.

    My understanding is that roads in Wisconsin are paid for by gas taxes and automobile registration fees.

    Thus, roads are mostly paid for directly by the people who use them.

  • 3. Casper  |  June 7th, 2006 at 7:11 pm

    Daver, furthermore, without the taxes used to pay for roads, on what would public transportation run? Rainbows?

    Or maybe tracks that nobody had any idea how to pay for in the first place.

  • 4. tee bee  |  June 7th, 2006 at 7:39 pm

    Elliot, clearly you’ve failed to grasp the concept of white guilt. It’s what makes volvo-owning liberal voters pull the lever time and time again on such great “save the world” plans as this one.

    Call it a white herring.

  • 5. Clint  |  June 8th, 2006 at 11:32 am

    Daver – every penny that public trans gets from the state or feds is from the fuel taxes received by every vehicle that buys fuel and every semi-truck that travels on our roads, whether they bought the fuel in Wis or elsewhere.

  • 6. Chris  |  June 8th, 2006 at 7:54 pm

    But elliot like the fact I dont have to worry about roving gangs of yutes when driving my car instead of riding the buses in Milwaukee. Does that make me a bad person ;)

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