I expected to see this http://xkcd.com/radiation/ as approximately the second post, but it's nowhere to be found!
Same here. What they don't tell you, however (at least in Michigan), is that those proceeds just offset what *would have* come from the general fund. In other words, the net gain for education is zero, and now your government has another $x to spend/waste from the general fund.
It's all very well saying "build better roads" but are you willing to pay for them?
Yes, we are. If everybody would just go out and buy a goddam new car (from one of the Big 3, of course).
What benefit is there in having 3+ liter engine, as opposed to having a smaller turbocharged engine? Seriously?
If it happens once, it's a bug. If it happens twice, it's a feature. If it happens more than twice, it's a design philosophy.