Here in Pa, our republican state legislators are pushing to make I-80 (one of two main E-W routes, and major vein between chicago and NYC) a toll road once again. If I'm not mistaken, we the people own that road, having already paid for it, and pay for maintenance. It will hurt working class people who commute or transport on that road on a daily basis.
It doesn't make sense to me, that republicans, who are supposedly for lower taxes and less gov't control, would support what is essentially an excise tax on OUR road.
Those of you in other states, who's federal tax dollars also pay for this road, should be even more upset, as Pa politicians will fill their troughs with money from taxing YOUR road as well.
Also, isn't that in effect a state legislating interstate commerce? What if EVERY state thinks it can tax their portion of the interstate highway system? The old family vacation could get unaffordable really quick.