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nraacct
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 10:11:49 AM

Virginia voters do not support placing tolls on Interstate 95, unless the alternative is a gas tax, and they are closely divided on whether to lift the ban on uranium mining, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.

Of those surveyed, 57 percent said it’s a bad idea to put tolls on parts of I-95 to pay for road repairs, as Gov. Bob McDonnell wants to do, compared with 38 percent who said tolls are a good idea.


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listerone
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 5:58:22 PM

How about opposing *both*????
remay
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:46:31 AM

Well of COURSE it is "preferred" - easy money from NON residents using them...
blupupher
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:19:30 AM

Using tolls to pay for an already built roadway is wrong. Toll roads are supposed to be for new construction that offers a quicker alternative to current roadways.
DrCashFlow
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 5:30:28 AM

uranium mining?
GDAE
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 11:21:48 PM

One way or another their gonna get you, get you, get you.
alterman156
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 8:43:59 PM

I don't like tolls either.
dbellie
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 6:49:40 PM

you're gunna pay OR you're gunna pay
WonderfulMI
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 3:49:36 PM

Trolls? Oh, Tolls!
crep1291
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:53:56 PM

Collecting tolls is a lot more expensive than raising gas taxes. But gas taxes aren't perfect either. For one, people who travel through the state will fill up at the border and avoid filling up through the state if they know gas prices are higher. This would be a problem especially with heavy trucks that cause a lot of damage. Perhaps a compromise could be reached: raise gas taxes for everyone and impose a toll for tucks, based on their load.
evowner
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:29:57 PM

A tax for road usage is a discouragement to use tax, like a penalty. Usually there is not an alternative free route that is commercially economical.
Toll road should be eliminated. If they are so economically good then "free market" would create them. Instead they created because of a void created by irresponsible politicians pandering to their special interest PACs.
FluffyDogAttack
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:13:21 PM

I thought the country recently proved everybody likes higher taxes.
bluetruck54
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:08:03 PM

at least a toll is paid by the users of the road. a gas tax is paid by
anyone buying gas despite never driving on the road. I don't like
tolls, but at least they are a much more "fair" approach to generating
revenue. If you don't want to pay a toll, just don't drive on the road.
sciotosix
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:05:24 PM

Lesser of two evils?
skinsfan125
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 11:36:50 AM

ok
07skydriver
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 11:29:00 AM

Just stay home.
LostInNY
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 11:20:27 AM

Of course tolls are preferred, since only drivers passing thru them will pay, whereas gas prices hits everyone's bottom line.
MrDeath666
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 11:08:05 AM

Maybe they should have voted out the evil Democrats who insist on raising their taxes.
Skunk63
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 10:58:11 AM

They're both essentially the same. You pay as you go. It's a good model.
Norm10
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 10:47:39 AM

Don't kid yourself - people will have to pay both!

[Edited by: Norm10 at 11/19/2012 10:48:04 AM EST]
humblepie
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 10:41:03 AM

ask obama he has your back
ErnieK9LO
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 10:30:17 AM

Tolls never end as does gas taxes.
JCI46009IN
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 10:27:32 AM

Heck, do like Mitch and seel your roads.............
ss70
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 10:25:30 AM

Toll roads are better maintained at least .
DesertP90X
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 10:18:46 AM

Fuel taxes is one of the fairest taxes, you pay as you go. The more you use teh roads the more you pay.
Tolls is just another tax in a different way.
infinititom
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 10:14:15 AM

Works great in Texas. Users pay, non-users don't.
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