Thursday, October 10, 2013

Taxpayers are paying at least $7,000/year #autosprawl welfare for each car on the road

A Tale of two Subsidies - Strong Towns: "The total cost is difficult to estimate on the driving side, but in the case of roads the subsidy probably comes to around $100 billion a year. It's even more challenging to get a reliable estimate for the cost of protecting our oil interests in the Middle East and elsewhere, and estimates range anywhere from $30 billion a year to $225 billion a year since 1976. Even worse is the human cost of lives lost by our military servicemen and women.

And anyone reading this blog is well-acquainted with the many societal and personal ills associated with being dependent on a car for every trip in your life, so I won't get into that here.

Per car, that amount is something to the tune of $7,000 per year."