Why do Democratic-run states need to keep leeching from taxpayers?

Why do Democratic-run states need to keep leeching from taxpayers?


How do major Democratic-run states spend hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars and still need to increase taxes to pay for things as basic as roads and public transit?

This is the question raised by the backlash to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s (D-NY) decision to delay congestion pricing in New York City. The plan would have introduced a $15 fee for daytime drivers entering the city on certain streets, which is “designed to fund transit system improvements with an estimated $1 billion in annual funding.” MSNBC’s Marisa Kabas called the delay a “gaffe” that would lose revenue for “sorely needed updates” to public transit.

Aside from the obvious goal of getting cars off the road to “save the planet,” those transit funds are the goal of

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