Do these dumb bastards think the roads & bridges appear by magic? And don't those overweight pick-ups fuck up the roads more than Priuses? Talk about expecting a free ride. Isn't Trump supposed to be Prez of all the American people, not just the truck-driving breeder scum Trump-'tards?I think the gas tax, on a daily basis, affects President Trump’s blue collar voters more than most. They have larger families, larger cars, and pick up trucks. They fill up with gas more than once a week. They are not driving a Prius or a Tesla. And I don’t think they’d consider themselves “ideologues.”
And that’s the thing. The people most likely to pay this tax would be Trump’s voters. Rich coastal liberals have electric cars and drivers. College professors have their tiny smart cars and Priuses. One of the environmentalist left’s pushes has been for ever smaller cars as a direct incentive to produce fewer children.
It’s Trump’s voters who have the large families and the large vehicles. If you raise the gas tax like Hugh wants, you hurt them more than most. I think “everyone” can only be considered people in Washington and people who get picked up in black cars a lot.
The top three vehicles in America are the Ford F-150, the Chevy Silverado, and the Dodge Ram. The people who own those vehicles more likely than not would be surprised to learn that they would support a gas tax increase.
Doesn't it sound as if Erick-Woods is in favor of progressive taxation, & getting the money from those who have it? (Like a Commie!) But of course he's too dense to follow that thought to a rational conclusion.