#21 Jan 4, 2009
"RKc and TRUTH", ask yourself what is the difference between a tax and a toll? Both involve taking money from a person. Now you might say people are getting something for their money when they pay a toll because they get a road to drive on that takes them from point A to point B quicker. Taxes were initially instituted as a means of providing a military, fire, police, and roads and bridges. We can maintain all the roads in the state if we just divert all the taxes being spent on social programs to their intended purpose. I would like to see all funding for the arts stopped immediately. Then we will look at areas like state advertising of welfare and health care.
One big thing that could help us is to get a referendum on amending our state constitution. Remove the part about providing welfare and change the part making private gambling illegal. Also, making people pay higher tolls WILL lead to a DECREASE in revenue. Guaranteed! You can bet on it.
#22 Jan 4, 2009
Good point. Let's take those groups you mention and toll the hell out of them, and give the state residents a break.
#23 Jan 5, 2009
remember the joy of throwing out your garbage? at no charge?
remember the wonderous education the ny school system would recieve due to lotto profits?
#24 Jan 21, 2009
I remember when i first moved into WNY coming in from Erie PA along the 90 and noticing the
"welcome to New York" sign.
Followed almost immediately by
"stop ahead and pay tolls"
Little did i know the resounding irony and long lasting effects these two signs would have on my stay here.
#25 Jan 21, 2009
And after you saw the "Stop ahead and pay toll" sign, you probably hit a pot hole
#26 Jan 21, 2009
Plan Code:(NY12) Thruway Annual Permit Plan: An annual fee covers the
toll for the first 30 miles or less per trip on the Thruway ticketed
system, except when you cross the Castleton-on-Hudson Bridge, where a
$0.52 surcharge is applied. Pay the following amount for each tag
depending on which month you sign up: Jan.$84.00; Feb.$77.00; Mar.
$70.00; Apr.$63.00; May $56.00; Jun.$49.00; Jul.$42; Aug.$35.00;
Sept.$28.00; Oct.$21.00; Nov.$14.00; Dec.$7.00.(For the next
calendar year,$88.00, available after December 26). This plan is
assigned to a specific E-ZPass Tag.
#27 Jan 21, 2009
Remember to tell them that YOU MUST renew this every YEAR by letter or fax , other wise it doesn't renew and you get charged as if it were a reg, E.Z. pass.
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