I’ve known for years that the government encourages the buying and usage of large, expensive automobiles by businesses. All you have to do is claim your Hummer (or BMW, or Lexus) is used mostly for business, and you can write off one-third of it’s value from your tax bill. That’s a good chunk of change. You would think by now with gas at $4/gallon and no doubt going to continue to climb they would finally get serious about mass transit and alternative forms of transportation, such as bicycles. But this article in Newsweek tells us why this isn’t going to happen. People are driving less now due to gas prices, but instead of helping the citizens of this country find alternatives to taking the car out of the garage, what did the Bush administration do? Robbed Peter to pay Paul. They took money out of the mass-transit fund to bolster the Federal Highway Trust Fund. Brilliant. Ugh.
All I can say is my conscience is clear. I’ve never voted for anyone named Bush.