Hutchinson throws in with voodoo highway economics | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Hutchinson throws in with voodoo highway economics

Posted By on Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 2:46 PM

Gov. Asa Hutchinson apparently said explicitly today that he favored revenue neutrality in any plan to pay for highway construction. That is, any increases in taxes for highways must be offset by spending cuts somewhere else.

Where?

Who pays and how?

And if it's so expendable, why not put the cuts on the table now. Schools? Prisons? Medical services for poor people?

Maybe they could cut $600 million by dropping the plan to pave downtown Little Rock with a 10-lane freeway.

Presuming Democrats hang on to 25 percent of the House, they could put a stop to this nonsense, at least when it comes to non-education cuts, if they would. Why not? 


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