Government Spending

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 11:38
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Hi Forumites
While surfing the net came across a great sign on the back of an Alaskan Offroad Camper
"Paved Roads, a fine example of needless Government Spending"
With so many of the outback tracks now becoming fromed roads and then paved this may have to become a bumper sticker for us. I am sure we can all come up with ideas that the government could use our taxes on. Sorry Ruth I know you have your heart set on a paved road Birdsville to Adelaide.
Regards Ray
2 Months till the Outback Challenge
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Reply By: Bazza (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 11:55

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 11:55
Maybe we could have a non road tax to leave dirt alone, WHOOPS ,i've just realised what i've said another tax sorry don't worry just kicked myself in the bum and given myself 5 uppercuts !!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Alan- Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 14:05

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 14:05
Don't worry Bazza, they've probably got hordes of ThinkTanks just to dream up new taxes, it's called "broadening the tax base"!
Just keep working till you drop and they'll be happy!
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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 19:09

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 19:09
No, no, no Raymond - I don't want a paved road from Birdsville to Adelaide (I don't even like bitumen!) How could anyone think this of me. I am now bleep tered.
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Reply By: sean - Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 19:41

Thursday, Mar 11, 2004 at 19:41
Once traffic volumes get to a certain level its actually cheaper to seal the roads. Unsealed roads require constant maintenance. If there was not regular maintenance the corrugations would break your vehicle. What you are asking for is nicely maintained dirt roads. Are you deluding yourself???

I prefer single lane bitumen any day.

Sean
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