Although it may appear to be "Nickel and Diming" when considering tolls of $1 or $3, or even $6. But what about tolls of $13.70? $16.00? For the interstate traveler, it is bad enough Americans face the high cost of fuel, but add on the actual cost of tolls and you find that moving goods and services across this nation is expensive and adds a major portion to the costs involved in reselling those goods and services at the local level. We hear politicians boast over and over about how they will keep our taxes low and that they will cut, cut, cut. But where is the outrage when finding that the alternative to a direct tax is the imposition of higher and higher tolls on Americans traveling on our our nation's highways? I know, it is a form of "user fee." But when it goes into the calculation of the costs to move our goods to market, isn't it a tax on all or us? So I wonder, is it a tax or not?"
Please note, there will be no postings tomorrow out of respect for the Sabbath. Have a great and peaceful weekend. DRR