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Posted at 1:30 PM ET, 03/ 3/2011
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The war against non-cars

By David Alpert

The Washington Examiner's opinion section features five separate fusillades against transit, spending on transit, and the entire idea, incomprehensible to the authors, that people can happily live their lives primarily getting around using transit and on foot and might actually enjoy it.

Several, by "conservative" writers and cross-posted from "conservative" national publications, follow the typical pattern of such anti-transit screeds, filled with "scare quotes" and namecalling toward people who disagree as "pointy-headed" "bureaucrats," "functionaries" and more to defend government spending on modes of travel they personally prefer.

[Continue reading David Alpert's post at Greater Greater Washington.]

David Alpert is founder and editor of Greater Greater Washington. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

By David Alpert  | March 3, 2011; 1:30 PM ET
Categories:  D.C., HotTopic, Local blog network, Metro, traffic, transportation  
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Subsidies for cars have to stop. All highways should be toll roads and parking contracts should not be paid on a pre-tax basis.

The result of these enormous subsidies is precisely what happens whenever a good is subsidized--demand outstrips supply, better known as "congestion".

Posted by: krickey7 | March 3, 2011 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Subsidies for cars have to stop. All highways should be toll roads and parking contracts should not be paid on a pre-tax basis.

The result of these enormous subsidies is precisely what happens whenever a good is subsidized--demand outstrips supply, better known as "congestion".

Posted by: krickey7
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Please explain how cars are "subsidizwd".

I would REALLY like to know how to to get my "subsidy" since I'm paying 100% of the cost of owning, operating, insuring, and maintaining my vehicle as well as road taxes and tolls.

According to you, I'm missing out. Please help me.

Posted by: ceefer66 | March 4, 2011 10:00 AM | Report abuse

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