Why it’s stupid to protest in the highway.
Because eventually the people who do become the miserable [expletive deleted] who do this to people: A beloved 83-year-old West Bridgewater grandfather has been left with spinal fractures and broken ribs after his ambulance had to be diverted around this morning’s protest on I-93, his daughter said, describing herself as “livid.” “I understand your plight, but it’s moronic to put other people’s lives and public safety | Read More »
Crossing the Broken Blue Line
I have no doubt Michael Smithey is a diligent, conscientious police officer; one his boss, Chief Sam Hargadine is proud to have on the Iowa City force. It’s Smithey’s revelation of personal bias that’s troubling when laid bare on the streets he patrols. At first glance, Smithey appears rational as a negotiator, which in the line of duty, doesn’t allow for many character flaws. The | Read More »
Eliminate Federal Gas Taxes
The question remains: “How do we fund road projects if the Federal Government is no longer providing funds or collecting taxes to pay for the projects?” The answer is very simple. Allow states to determined the appropriate tax rate on a gallon of gas based on the transportation needs and priorities of that state.
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