Re: America: A Failing Marriage
My answer to your question John is that income tax is not the best way to finance roads that can be tied to usage. (roads are complicated because the federal, state, local government, and some cases private industry are involved) A better method is a user tax (fuel tax) which is the primary method. My problem with that is a tandem dump truck loaded with sand does a lot more road damage than a mini cooper and the tax on 10-12 times the fuel usage doesn't off set the wear and tear on the highway. So folks driving cars and pick-ups, even my 7,000 pound Duramax, subsidizes the trucking industry. (I know there are other taxes involved. I use to practice and teach tax law)
If you don't embody controversy, what you say will become just another part of the media driven culture of stifling thought and debate about issues.