February 21, 2007

WERE IT STEALTHY IT WOULD BE USELESS:

Road pricing is not a stealth tax, says Blair (Deborah Summers, February 21, 2007, Guardian Unlimited

Tony Blair today denied road charging was about "stealth taxes" or "Big Brother" surveillance as he began responding to the 1.8 million people who signed a Downing Street petition.

Indeed, the objection is that it is a user fee. Drivers always want a free ride.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 21, 2007 8:12 AM
Comments

These complaints from a people who willingly pay an annual tax (OK, "licence fee"; call it what it is) for the privilege of owning a television. Pardon me if I'm not overbrimming with sympathy for their cause.

Posted by: John Barrett Jr. at February 21, 2007 8:29 AM
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