Just a reminder that people rightly feel like they’re already funding infrastructure.

Consider two general principles of political theory while reading this:

1) Government starts by telling the people how much money it needs and then proceeds to collect it, not the other way around.

2) The less competitive political races are, the more incentive those who are predictably elected have to spend money on corruption and return to ask for more for the basic services that affect everyday life.

RIPEC: “The issue is that the gas tax is declining, even as the tax is going up,” Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council President 

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