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    NYFM, erush1345

    WA is a state run by Dems, governor, senators, state house, state senate, most state offices, and a majority of federal congressional representatives.

    But in one of the diaries I just read, we're going to blame two Republicans.

    Honestly?

    We had the opportunity to institute a reasonable income tax and chose not to. Heck, liberal King County refused to pass a tiny increment of sales tax.

    If there isn't enough money for upgrades of infrastructure, then we should look at ourselves and THE DEMS.

    But the thing is, accidents happen. The idea that a truck can hit a bridge girder and it won't damage the bridge every single time is a fantasy. The right hit by the right truck can damage bridges. It doesn't take a barge. Or do we plan to rebuild every bridge from scratch? And folks are worried about the economic impact of the repairs?

    And has anyone noticed all the rivers in WA, and therefore all our bridges?

    Washington is a state that wants to be moderately taxed. It's a state that prefers to do less with less (thus, our subcontracted vehicle-vessel licensing system).

    We can't do all this work with only property, B&O and sales tax.

    So when we vote for progressive taxes, then I'll start to get up-in-arms that we aren't more progressive in things like infrastructure. But we were cutting essential social programs these last few years.

    So truck vs bridge collision isn't something I'm going to freak out about. The driver seems to have been negligent. His company should pay.

    I just can't get outraged about accidents.

    © grover


    So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

    by grover on Thu May 23, 2013 at 11:18:15 PM PDT

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