Originally posted by Eladar It is the general philosophy not the paticular. In Europe it might take the form of energy prices that limit the common person but is well within the price the modern aristocrat can afford.
Control the peasants by increasing the cost and corral them in high density low cost housing.
Yeah, those common folk are super limited by a gasoline tax while they get only scraps of unimportant things like health care, housing, public transport and education.
Originally posted by KazetNagorra Yeah, those common folk are super limited by a gasoline tax while they get only scraps of unimportant things like health care, housing, public transport and education.
Funny how you define the people as those who can't get a job. Typical elitist mentality.
I have all that and cheap fuel as well as my own house (buying not renting). I had all that bringing home less than 2k a month. They don't pay teachers well in Oklahoma.
I suppose in Europe that might sound like a lot after taxes.
Btw, I can use public transportation but I have my own vehicles as well. This is true for most people who live in this state.
Originally posted by Teinosuke Transurban (the company running these toll roads) is a private company. It's not owned by "the state of Virginia". This seems to be a critique of corporate conduct, rather than that of the state.
Are they not under contract to the state? In any case the state of Virginia is allowing it. Does Virginia not approve the rates?