Saturday, July 16, 2011
B.C. gas-tax foes are blowing hot air - The Globe and Mail: "No form of transportation is more heavily subsidized than private auto use. Once you buy a car and insure it, the roads, with very few exceptions, are free. Yes it’s true, part of that funding comes from the 15-cents-a-litre tax on gas. But regardless of how much you drive or whether you drive at all, your tax dollars pay for road construction and maintenance, for the signal lights and other infrastructure controlling the flow of traffic, and for the police to enforce the rules. And everyone – not just car drivers – pays for the health care costs associated with auto use."