Thursday, March 08, 2007
That Road ain't Free
The Wife and I are trying to finish up our conversion to North Carolina we needed to get new license plates. We stand in line and finally get to the counter, we start the process and we forgot The Wife's title. We proceed with my car and get to the all important how much we owe time. "That will be 234 dollars." I handle this with my usual calm and cool. "WHAT THE HELL! 234 DOLLARS! WHY SO MUCH?" I'm informed that in the state of North Carolina has a tax for the privilege of driving on their roads.
Yes a tax for the privilege of driving on their litter filled roads. The privilege of some really bad back roads that are gravel. What is it with this state and taxes and fees? I know a lot of people move to North Carolina, but a fee of over 100 dollars and then the next year drops to 30 is exploiting new people. Maybe I'm just upset at having to shill out that much money to drive on some roads the day before were free. Stupid taxes for stupid things.