The important question isn’t how voters feel about paying more in taxes for lower mainland bridges…but why do we keep supporting failed economic strategies?
The Port Mann was to pay for itself through tolls - so far a fail. The government misjudged the viability of the user pay model. (By proposing to cap tolls it is in effect admitting defeat). Which would suggest a failure in judging supply and demand - businesses that do that consistently often go out of business. Paying no heed to the results of the Port Mann fiasco they’ve place on the table a proposal to toll the Massey tunnel replacement.
The fact is that the Liberal government has failed to provide adequate services in a variety of areas: education, health care, social safety nets, building new and upgrading and maintaining, existing infrastructure etc.
With numerous examples of past, current and potential future failures of the political/economic model the Liberal government has practiced isn’t it time to re-think whether we can continue down this road?
That’s not to say any other political party will be better. But maybe we need look at electing representatives that can offer us viable alternatives.
By the way - what’s wrong paying taxes when they are used prudently, effectively, and with fiscal responsibility to meet the needs of British Columbians in general. Privatization of services has not been the panacea it was made out to be.
Your question is interesting - because it uncovers so many more.