Tolls are fair

What Republicans have failed to explain to the citizens of Connecticut is why it is in our best interest to subsidize through tolls the roads and bridges in New York, Massachusetts, and other neighboring states and we do not ask the same of them. I have nothing against the folks in New York and New Jersey, but why do we give them a free pass through Connecticut on their way to the Cape in the summer or Vermont in the winter? Why do our neighbors north of us get a free pass going south? Why indeed are the citizens of Connecticut expected to subsidize billion-dollar corporations running massive trucks over our roads to and from neighboring states? The citizens of Connecticut pay enough in taxes, and tolls are not taxes but rather a financially conservative way to help fund our infrastructure. People who use the roads the most pay the most, and people who do not live in Connecticut get to pay their fair share, too. 

Jeffrey H. Smith



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