We hear that the gas tax is going to be lowered by, wait, a whole penny. Of course, given biden-flation, the cost of living has skyrocketed and there is no real end in sight.
One of the things we hear a lot in the Garden State is, “I don’t mind paying taxes if I get something in return.”
In the sorry state of our education system, fewer and fewer families are saying it these days.
Same problem with shipping. I remember being in opposing positions with my friends in the unions who hoped that the funds raised through the new tax would be immediately invested in projects needed to create safer, more accessible and more convenient road networks.
As we know, that was far from the case.
My friend, the Mayor of Florham Park, Mark Taylor, called to talk about trying to get the Feds to help alleviate the traffic problems created by the outdated design mentioned by several callers where drivers on Route 24 exit in the center lane around 287.
As Mark explained, this was a 20,000 cars a day design that came up in the 1950s.
Unfortunately, the causeway was only completed in the 1990s and has to accommodate 70,000 cars a day. I asked him about the DOT and the gas tax, but as we already know, unless you’re connected to the majority party, no one is going to help local towns and commuters.
Some of what we’ve heard on the show has to do with poor engineering, a failure to upgrade and improve to keep up with a massive increase in traffic, and ongoing and seemingly unrelenting construction. end.
Much of what we know is that when administration leaders are hired based on criteria unrelated to the job description, such as diversity or political connections and/or amount of money given, things stagnate and taxpayers and commuters suffer.
It’s been called the “corruption tax” for decades.
Your government is spending exponentially more of your money and you are getting less and less in return.
It’s time to bring some common sense back to NJ. Let’s start by evaluating each road project from the perspective of local leaders, commuters and truckers. So let’s cut the bureaucracy in Trenton and the billions in unnecessary grants, like Rutgers, and fix our roads.
The above post reflects the thoughts and observations of Bill Spadea, host of New Jersey talk show 101.5. All opinions expressed are those of Bill. Bill Spadea is on the air weekdays from 6-10 a.m., speaking from Jersey, taking your calls at 1-800-283-1015.
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