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Obama Proposes Tolls on
Interstates Across Nation

Breitbart Texas, by Chuck DeVore

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Posted By:JoniTx, 4/30/2014 11:19:24 PM

As with many federal accounts, the Highway Trust Fund is running on empty. Refilled with the 18.4-cent per gallon gas tax and disbursed by politicians and bureaucrats in Washington, the federal highway fund faces a $63 billion shortfall through 2018. Texas gets $2-3 billion per year from the fund which goes towards the roughly $7 billion in yearly Texas Department of Transportation expenditures. A shortage of funds tends to concentrate the mind—which is why the White House just proposed lifting an old federal restriction against tolling on 46,000 miles of interstate roads. This would allow states to collect tolls on

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: stablemoney, 4/30/2014 11:32:02 PM     (No. 9831857)

Obama has an obnoxious proposal a minute.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: CEP, 4/30/2014 11:38:12 PM     (No. 9831863)

Everyones energy bills are going up because of Obama´s war on oil, coal and gas, now he wants to do this, of course you will still be paying the gas tax then a toll on top of that.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: calamity kate, 4/30/2014 11:42:30 PM     (No. 9831864)

Women, minorities hardest hit.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: oh-heck, 4/30/2014 11:47:10 PM     (No. 9831866)

I like the idea of Texas dropping out and coming up with their own way raising money for highway maintenance. If nothing else we would save the extravagant union wages if the projects are run by the feds.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: NYbob, 5/1/2014 12:03:47 AM     (No. 9831874)

Don´t you get it? Urban dwellers don´t even have cars. They could care less if you are hammered on this kind of tax. Just like they should decide elections and laws because they are a bigger mob. It´s the new reset.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 5/1/2014 12:13:40 AM     (No. 9831881)

Just a thought: the vast majority of damage to Interstates is done by heavy vehicles - mostly semis. Figure out a way to get those driver/owners to pay for that damage.

Toll booths are just another government nuisance. Creating a whole new way to collect tax revenues is very wasteful.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mr smart, 5/1/2014 12:16:44 AM     (No. 9831883)

Why not It will cause the price of everything to go up just what Obama wants.
He knows what he does causes the price of
things to go up he said so about electric.
His way is electric Cars with no power to charge them so who needs roads.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 5/1/2014 12:32:37 AM     (No. 9831890)

Obama, King of Chaos

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 5/1/2014 1:25:57 AM     (No. 9831910)

They don´t call them the "tax and spend Party" for no reason.

Next thing you know, he will raise minimum wage so workers can pay the increased tolls./s

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jc96, 5/1/2014 1:43:48 AM     (No. 9831914)

Kinda like living here in Italy. €300 a year car fee, gas €6 a gallon, tolls to go frisking everywhere, fees to park everywhere. Coming to a country near you....

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trigger2, 5/1/2014 3:08:10 AM     (No. 9831949)

Don´t be fooled. There is NO trust fund. Somewhere around $100B is collected every year and it all goes into the general fund to be siphoned out to some useless agency and the highway fund gets a pittance back. Demonrats just need more money to waste on something else.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: belwhatter, 5/1/2014 3:36:21 AM     (No. 9831957)

Our very "enlightened" governor Inslee has spoken. He has ordered climate change measures which will cause gas tax to increase by $1.17 per gallon, not to mention all the other rubbish that reducing "greenhouse gas" will entail in our wonderful tax- you-to- death state of Washington.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: varkdriver, 5/1/2014 3:39:15 AM     (No. 9831961)

I´m sure you´re right, #11. Just like Al Gore´s lockbox.

I´m also sure these ´tolls´ will be EZ Pass only so they can keep track of where and how much you drive. Oy vey.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 5/1/2014 3:50:29 AM     (No. 9831968)

#13, you´re right on that. And that will lead to another way to raise money (already used on some toll roads), too. If you reach your exit toll too fast to have been driving the speed limit, they hit you with a fine right then and there.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 5/1/2014 6:58:50 AM     (No. 9832029)

"disbursed by politicians and bureaucrats in Washington..." The defining words for ALL of our problems. I don´t know the answer. For so many years, the gas tax was sufficient to take care of our highways and infrastructure. Then I guess the war on poverty or another blood sucking program popped up that needed to be fed. Tax on $1.86/gallon, the price of gas when Preezy was unfortunately elected the first time, is so much less than tax on the $3.76 price of gas today and it makes you wonder when is enough enough.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Beveyscool1, 5/1/2014 7:09:19 AM     (No. 9832037)

How about putting an easy pass on Air Force One 1? It must be nice to have a private jet for splurging, nice perk.


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Reply 17 - Posted by: HicksvilleKid59, 5/1/2014 7:18:25 AM     (No. 9832047)

just look at it as a consumption tax. the people with more money will drive more. The poor? Who cares about the poor?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: frw55, 5/1/2014 7:56:19 AM     (No. 9832088)

Another step in fulfilling Agenda 21.

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