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I remain suspicious of this alliance. I can't help but fear that for all their pretty talk the Moderate party is really just doing the best they can to make sure that as much money goes to the wealthiest segment of society as they can get away with. The alliance did push the traditional "welfare recipients are a bunch of lazy cheats and lowering payments will lead to more people with work" before the election.
Roads are not like a hospital emergency room. There are alternatives, like public transport. I don't think increasing road capacity is really a solution for traffic congestion in major cities. There is only so much space to go around. Where are you going to put all those new roads? Roads are not a vital good when you have a public transport system! More roads also typically yields more traffic rather than improving congestion. So more polluting vehicles in city centres, which the inhabitants of the same with some right disfavour. If one believes (as I do) that dense urban areas are preferable to suburban sprawl with long commuting distances, cars ought to be kept out of the cities so they remain a reasonable place to live.
by someone (s0me1smail(a)gmail(d)com) on Wed Sep 27th, 2006 at 08:47:51 AM EST
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