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Old 04-02-2007, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Michissippi
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Does anyone else despise toll highways?

I get irritated when I have to pay to travel on a road that is essentially and Interstate highway when my own home state doesn't operate any toll highways. In my case, I've come across this in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Illinois. I think it's I-80.

Of course, I understand the economic aspects of it, however, I'm irritated because people from those states can travel across my own state without paying any tolls. I've sometimes wished that we could set up toll booths at the state border and charge an admission toll to people from those states.
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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First of all it would be patently unconstitutional to pick and choose which state's residents would be charged a toll. Second, you pay to use the roads one way or another, whether it's through tolls or gasoline taxes. Pick your poison.
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Old 04-03-2007, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Does anyone else despise toll highways?

I get irritated when I have to pay to travel on a road that is essentially and Interstate highway when my own home state doesn't operate any toll highways. In my case, I've come across this in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Illinois. I think it's I-80.

Of course, I understand the economic aspects of it, however, I'm irritated because people from those states can travel across my own state without paying any tolls. I've sometimes wished that we could set up toll booths at the state border and charge an admission toll to people from those states.
you "think" it's I-80? Somebody needs to get out of Mole's Michigan more often and travel.

It sounds like you are advocating toll roads in my fair home state, of which I am still a voter. I highly suggest not running for office anytime soon, as I have vowed to vote against ANYONE calling for toll roads in Michigan.
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Old 04-03-2007, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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Why not just put a casino at the county line? Then the tourists will be happy to finance your roads!
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Old 04-03-2007, 07:43 AM
 
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you pay to use the roads one way or another, whether it's through tolls or gasoline taxes. Pick your poison.
You are right on. I live in CT where we have no tolls (they were abolished a long time ago) but we pay one of the highest gasoline taxes in the country along with Hawaii, California, and I believe Illinois. Either way, you pay to drive on the roads.
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Northern MN
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Default Think tolls are bad now, just wait..

Wait till the states with tollways sell them all off, then you'll see a real challenge...
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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You are right on. I live in CT where we have no tolls (they were abolished a long time ago) but we pay one of the highest gasoline taxes in the country along with Hawaii, California, and I believe Illinois. Either way, you pay to drive on the roads.
Actually Illinois gas taxes aren't that bad, precisely because we have toll roads. It's not until you get into the Chicago area that they get bad, because some counties add their own tax, the city of Chicago adds its own, and there's also a regional gas tax in the Chicago area to fund public transportation. Outside the Chicago area gas taxes aren't that bad.
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Old 04-03-2007, 08:45 PM
 
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Yes, especially when I throw the quarter(s) and miss the pot!
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Illinois sales taxes are awful.

You go no further ..................... this is a toll thread now. Back up and throw the quarter IN the basket the RIGHT way.

Just in case you didn't believe that this is the official ILLINOIS TOLL THREAD, here's a poster of Gov Blago above the toll collection basket:
http://www.vote-smart.org/img_common/photos/B/BC031097.JPG (broken link)
PAY YOUR TOLL OR ELSE!

... if Michigan Gov Granholm suggests that the great state of Michigan needs toll roads, then I'll post her mug up too. Don't make me do that, Mole will give you nightmares of good sugary things, like unemployment, and rotting infrastructure, and union politics.

Let's leave the tolled everything and taxed everything to the great state of Illinois. "Contain the Pain!"

... a your Governor, if you reelect me, I pledge to make every toll thread an "open road tolling" thread. You can just click on through as I automatically collect your dues ......... "now hand over your credit card number and no one will get hurt!" As your governor, I promise to tax the visitors from out of state ... and hell, you too. Now pay up!

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Yes, I still hate toll roads. Thanks for reading to check.
Toll roads and high taxes are not a Midwestern idea; they were brought here from, like, New Jersey.

Some newspaper ran a political cartoon with Blago whacking out the news of Illinois businesses and walking away with a bag of revenues.
Too bad the media doesn't feel the same way about toll roads.

Being from Michigan, I suppose the gasoline tax route doesn't bother me so much.
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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I hate tolls, and I often will take an alternate route to avoid them.
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