The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Maryland Drivers Pay

Jun 20, 2011

Doubling bridge tolls this year, Maryland’s politicians claim the transportation fund is broke. Pardon us, if we don’t believe them – we wonder what happened to the 23¢ per gallon we have been paying into the transportation fund.

What happened? Political deals, of course. The Maryland Transportation Trust fund has been raided over the past eight years under two governors, one a Republican and one a Democrat, to the tune of 947 million dollars. They pretended to solve a budget shortfall – but it was a shortage caused by giving away deals to big wealthy companies – especially developers and financial interests.

It’s past time the Maryland politicians were dropped into some pot holes of their own making.