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December 27, 2007



It's really and truly that simple. When you pay for something directly, you use it wisely, when you do not pay for it directly, you don't.

Posted by: Solh Zendeh | December 30, 2007 at 10:46 AM

Solh, even simpler than another "tax"; don't buy or rent near the interstate. If people continue to do so then they're pretty stupid and ... well... they'll die early. It's God's way of thinning the herd.

Why should we subsidize a person's healthcare who is too stupid to live near a possible health risk to him/her and their children? That isn't FREE MARKETS. Believe me when I tell you that if you subsidize it the freeloaders will come. Health be damned -- they'll be looking for the free handout.

Solution: educate people to not buy or rent near the interstate (if these studies are indeed true). When no one is renting near the interstate then those properties (say 500' from the interstate) will fall into disrepair and can then be reclaimed and turned into parks with plenty of trees (to block noise and help offset the "fine particles"). Another simple solution brought to you by Imux.

Geeez..... I'm scaring myself. I almost sound like a moonbat with this whole planting trees stuff! Must still be drunk....need more coffee.


turn these areas into cemeteries whose space is needed. dead won't care about fine particles and all the trees you want Imux.

Jim Gray

"This toll could put into an account and distributed to all people who live within 500 yards of the highway."

Thus creating a financial incentive for people to live near the highway???? Not a great idea.

Yorktown Street

It's not bad enough that some people get paid so little that they have nowhere to live but near health hazards. To add insult to injury, they then have to be called stupid? And told that they are getting what they deserve? Merry Christmas again, Mr. Scrooge!

Solh Zendeh

Jim, you are right - I don't think the payments should go to the people directly abutting the highway. My real point, Imux, is that there are real dollar costs associated with building, maintaining and using a highway.

These costs should be paid by the users. Paying for services via fees and tolls as opposed to broad-based taxes (they are very different) is not a new idea, and it's one I'm surprised to see you are against.

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