Comment 99269

By notlloyd (registered) - website | Posted March 27, 2014 at 18:35:05 in reply to Comment 99266

I think what Mr. Whole Story is saying is that the oft repeated two independent studies perpetuate a possible myth. As I read it, he is saying that taking into account the taxes drivers pay into general revenue, it may well be that they fully pay for the roads and then some. The two studies most often cited did not take that into account. As he says there are recent studies that show that the taxpayers of Toronto pay 137% for example. It should not be taken as a given, as some others repeat on this site, that we (whoever that is) are indulging the self entitled driving class by subsidizing their driving. Whole Story appears to be trying to say that that may not be true. And so we live at the risk of the maxim that a lie, repeated enough, becomes the truth.

As to kevlahan's other points, they are separate, but important issues and I think are more to the point of the original challenge to the fiscally conservative responder. The Whole Story thread seems to be a tad off that main topic.

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