I-976’s cheaper car tabs are going to increase costs elsewhere

There is something to be said for a jack-o-‘lantern-headed man coming along so soon after Halloween with an initiative that scares the hell out of every responsible citizen who sees value in paying something toward improving and maintaining our transportation infrastructure.

Those saying “yes” to Initiative 976 are likened to those characters in the insurance commercial of the horror movie parody; they make dumb decisions. There is a naivety in thinking that wriggling out of one form of up-front cost is going to spare one from other hidden costs, such as more time in traffic, or having to replace ones tires much more frequently.

Thomas J. Munyon


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