The Highway Trust Fund is Bankrupt



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  1. Paul says:

    Inflation? The administration has told us there is little inflation.

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  2. Ray says:

    If you really think the government needs more road money, there is an untapped segment of the population that isn’t paying anything now but they use the roads and in my town they have dedicated lanes on the same streets that cars and trucks run on. They are bicyclist. You can argue that bicyclist don’t cause much damage but does millions of them? And they take up a whole lane of the street. On a three lane street that is 1/3 of the street. I pay tax every time I put gas in my vehicle, shouldn’t a bicyclist pay an annual tax for using the same roads? After all they are saving at the gas pump by not having to use gas.
    What are your thoughts on this idea?

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    WHYSADUCK Reply:

    Do more biking yourself, not only will it save you money it is also good excersise and will help you conrol your blood pressure.

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    Leo Reply:

    My thoughts are that everyone should quit driving cars and ride bikes.
    If they can’t peddle the bike then buy an eclectic one.
    This would solve so many problems, but yes, I know it will never happen.

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  3. vickie says:

    I’m a owner/operator of a truck and we pay 25 cents a gallon fuel tax. We still get hit more taxes than the ordinary driver. You fill your tank and go. We have to have permission from each state to drive trough that state. Which we have to pay for the right to go to through that state. When you consider that we average anywhere between 5.5 to 8 miles per gallon, depending on the load, you see we are paying more taxes than the average car and get less for our tax money

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  4. RH Luther says:

    I agree wholeheartedly with you. There are many other unnecessary federal & state government resources that could be tapped also to ease the tax burden on Americans.

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  5. wilie Kingfish says:

    cut back on the foreign aid to countries that want us dead that would be enough to fix the highway’s and also help to feed Americans

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  6. Denise Matthews says:

    My question is how and why weren’t the dollars that are collected on every gallon, in every state, spent on our highways &bridges. Isn’t there are name for that? I believe we the people must stop congress from misappropriating any more tax dollars until they learn how to do it properly!

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  7. E.Blake says:

    If you are driving, you are buying gas, which means you are paying the tax that is to maintain the road ways. But less of us can afford to fuel our cars, to take unnecessary trips, and yet they are still trying to push the price higher, why? Because they want to stop us from traveling freely, it keeps us contained so they have great control.

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  8. bernie newcomer says:

    It used to be the money was to be used for the highway system only. Now it is used for bike paths, walking trails,to add “beauty” to various areas(train station etc). About 1/2 of the tax money goes for these items vs roads. Congress changed this from highways to transportation. Are we surprised they now want more money.
    Again we are hurt by the government.

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  9. Donald Shnyder says:

    the rising gas prices have saved me money. My Durango gets about 15 miles per gallon, my Harley gets about 45. Come my next license renewal the Durango goes on Non -op. $89.. state licenses, $65.00 smog, $350.. insurence just to start with then GAS, OIL CAR wash, TUNEup. I can carry my grocery on my Harle, When the BIG boys try to play games I make up my own rules.

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