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Republicans Need To Grow Up About Taxes

djaymick Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 12:31 PM
I read your article and can follow your logic, but here are a couple issues I see. 1) Bicyclists use the road (how many roads have been expanded to implement a huge bike path) that will never have to pay for their use. 2) The trickle down theory - when gas prices go up, so do transit costs. Once transit costs go up, fares go up. Once fares go up, the poor complain and the upper and middle class have to pay double. 3) The Democrats keep pushing electric cars. They dismiss the fact about how much money they get from gas taxes. They would rather cut their noses off in spite of their face. 4) Like Social Security, the money will go into a general fund and be used whenever needed. When the time comes to fixing the roads, it's gone.

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at

Republicans are flailing about these days, trying to rebrand themselves before the next election cycle. A certain amount of introspection and internecine debate is inevitable after suffering a stinging loss against an opponent with a dismal record. One thing the GOP needs to do to gain greater acceptance among voters is to improve their credibility by outgrowing a tiresome, unthinking opposition to any and all tax increases.

This is anything but a recommendation that Republicans “go moderate” and tack for