You just can’t make this stuff up.
Going along a similar route of the s-chip program and nat’l health care to increase taxes on tobacco to pay for health care; the transportation and infrastructure committee has come up with a way to pay for their new high speed rail system that would only serve a minuscule of a fraction of the public:
Petra Todorovich, a director with the Regional Planning Association, said motorists around the nation will have to pay higher gasoline taxes. She recommended starting with a 10 cents per gallon increase that would be indexed to inflation.
Her organization is focused on New York, New Jersey and Connecticut but has a crafted a national infrastructure proposal.
I can’t wait to hear what they come up with to implement their “Green” programs.