The media is distrusted, but people still watch and are influenced in the same way Congress has a horrible approval rating, but incumbents keep winning elections.
That's why real libertarians will probably still continue to follow Gary Johnson. I left the Ron Paul ship when Gary came on the market. He is a far better libertarian than any Paul and leaves the religious stuff out of it.
Except Randal Paul isn't named after Ayn Rand. It's just his shortened nickname given to him by his wife and became popular.
Don't forget pharmaceutical companies... How screwed would they be if their $500/mo drugs could be replaced by inexpensive pot?
Many newer systems have a plate based option and they send you a bill in the mail.
Unless you don't want the government taxing your vehicle off road, on private roads, or in other jurisdictions.
If you want to consider Michigan, don't forget that they allow heavier trucks than the majority of the country. Nothing like sticking more axles and tires on a truck and jacking up the weight.
Maybe 20 years ago... New toll systems have few manned toll booths and don't require traffic to slow or stop. And it most certainly does discriminate based on size class of the vehicle.
Maybe that is backward in some locations. In Atlanta the poor live close and the rich commute AGES to get to work. My question on a per mileage charge is how is the tracking done. Reading the odometer is easy and doesn't have privacy concerns, but doesn't reflect if it was driven on private roads or out of state.
Saved money is just under a mattress somewhere and might as well be burned because you are taking it out of the economy! Spending money is the only way to advance society. Buying reusable plates is folly. It hurts the plate manufacturing industry!
Wait, did you just create an analogy between water and money and then claim that sticking water (money) behind a dam does nothing? Why do we build dams if they do nothing? Wait, don't dams usually have power plants with them? So you are saying that putting money behind a dam generates more potential for future money and allows one to store up a reserve for times when things are dry? Sounds like a pretty smart move to me to stick money behind a dam.
People who think consumption drives the economy don't understand the purpose of saving. It's not equivalent to burning money. And it doesn't just sit under a mattress in a bank account...
Maybe it's because the minimum wage here is so high that the products cost so much...
+5 informative for a post complaining about inflation adjusted dollars when the $135 billion was already inflation adjusted... Wow. Good job reading mods.
Except efficiency has also increased since 1940. How much of the increase in government spending is due to programs that don't need to be managed by the government at all and unnecessary levels of bureaucrats at desks?
What about 3) Minimum wage employees?
If you raise the minimum wage by 33% what are the chances you are going to lose 1/3 of minimum wage employees? Ok, it's probably not a 1-1 ratio of increased pay to less jobs, but it's not a non-zero number of reduced jobs. Computers are starting to replace employees already. This will only serve to speed things along at the bottom of the market. Once an employer has to replace one employee with a computer at $15/hr, why not get rid of all the $15/hr employees?
Setting a minimum bar doesn't increase the pay of those at the bottom, it prices the bottom out of the market.