Everything is "Communist" to you. That is nuts.Ballpark Estimate: $114 billion (1956-1991 dollars); $500 billion (2008 dollars) Holding the distinction of being the largest in the world, the Interstate Highway System is a coast to coast network of state-owned roads. It is a system of high-speed highways that serves every major city in the...www.whatitcosts.com
"it is highly likely that many primary Interstate Highways will be converted into turnpikes (toll roads) to help defray this growing expense. "
"Perhaps we need to do as some countries and require people to vote, with some inducement. Full participation I'm sure would be better than the current situation when often less than half the electorate bothers to vote. "
kinda contradictory and communist thinking, isn't it?
I spoke of Eisenhower, not of interstate construction under subsequent Presidents.
TAXES pay for the interstate highways! Tolls would involve a lot of problems, including extra expense. Taxation is the way a modern government gets things done. If our tax system was fair, meaning the RICH would pay their fair share (which they haven't since 1981), then there would be no problem. Notice that the USA functioned far better pre-Reagan, whereas since his ludicrous policies we've run up massive deficits and suffered increasing social problems.
Clearly Democrats are better for the country than the current crop of ultra-right corporate-shill Republicans.