Peter Ryan wrote: Greenblooded1 wrote: Peter Ryan wrote:
Greenblooded1 wrote: Motorists are a heavily taxed group, subsidising public tranport.
This is a frequently cited and 100% inaccurate analysis. According to some calculations, motorists don't even pay for the direct costs of road construction and maintenance. But all credible calculations show that they don't pay for the other costs they cause particularly road traffic accidents; leave alone the huge environmental costs of their activities etc.
You must be kidding (or deluded). Who pays for other accidents & other environmental costs, people who fly?, rail & bus companies? cattle famers? space programmes? etc etc etc.
I worked in the transport industry for 18 years so I do know a bit - sorry if it doesn't fit with your prejudices. It is the taxpayer who pays for the NHS. So the car driver is - in that instance - being cross subsidised by non car drivers. Perverse? Yep.
If I worked in the transport industry for 19 years, do I win the arguement then?
So you don't have any evidence to substanciate your claim.
Motorists are also "taxpayers" who pay for the NHS, same as non motorists. Your point being?
For arguements sake: How many people have accidents in sport using NHS facilities, are they more heavily taxed? should they be?
The fact of the matter is the motorist is just being punitively taxed, as part of social engineering.
As an aside, today I took a train into London, £31 return! for 35 miles each way. 2 gallons max of fuel if I drove. Cars are far more efficient.
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