The Rich get their own roads to drive on

This post was written by marc on April 9, 2014
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

There is a new disturbing trend in America, turning more and more roads into toll roads and converting lanes to toll lanes. Many states see it as an easy way to bring in more money often bypassing normal requirements to raise taxes. But what this ends up doing is creating fast lanes for the rich and slow lanes for the poor. And I think this is fundamentally wrong.

Here in America the Rich already pay a far lower tax rate than the people who work by the sweat of their brow for a living. Most recently in Northern California they want to convert a lot of Hwy 101 to make rich people lanes. Poor people pay more gas taxes that fund roads than the Rich do because they usually have to drive farther to work every day. I can understand them having lanes for car pools because they take cars off the road and reduce pollution. But I think giving the Rich their own lanes reminds of George Orwell’s book Animal Farm. “All animals are equal. but some animals are more equal than others.”

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