In an ironic twist, the Texas oil/gas boom doesn't generate enough revenue to maintain roads that the energy sector relies on.

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    Gee, I wonder where they could get the money to repair the roads damaged by private sector interests?  

     
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    When taxes being paid are insufficient to maintain the roads, the SMART thing to do would be to adjust the tax to a level high enough to repair the damage caused by the trucks.

    The DUMB thing to do is to just downgrade the road quality. The DUMB choice leads to air quality issues, more accidents, and more damage the vehicles that use the roads in addition to the oil trucks(smashed windshields, damage the bodies of the vehicles, etc). All-in-all, the damage resulting from doing the DUMB thing is more expensive to the populace than simply raising taxes would impose on the economy.

    Guess which route the elected Texas republicans will chose to follow?

     
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    Good call!

    When roads are used and abused primarily by big rigs and other idustrial vehicles that do not need a smooth pavement; why spend the money to pave them and then the maintenance to repave them as they quickly deteriorate.

    These are NOT residential or common roads but, nice try hating on Texas for being successful lmao!

     
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    My comments were about a state not a political party!

    It will be a burden for some that are mostly profiting from the boom on their property but, dont expect the state to pay you to get rich.

    See they dont feel every problem is a govt problem. Protest the oil companies to cover the cost or make a deal with them.

     
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    Yawn. Another non issue.

    plenty of revenue to pave the roads. plent of taxes collected from the oil and gas companies.  In 2012, Texas collected 4.6 billion in oil and gas production taxes.

    the oil and gas tax revenue has gone elsewhere, spent by government on loony left programs or some such nonsense

     
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    Yawn. Another non issue.

    plenty of revenue to pave the roads. plent of taxes collected from the oil and gas companies.  In 2012, Texas collected 4.6 billion in oil and gas production taxes.

    the oil and gas tax revenue has gone elsewhere, spent by government on loony left programs or some such nonsense.

    so, it looks like they did build that, those roads, and cover the cost of repairs, and pad some political pockets as well.

     
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    Yawn. Another non issue.

    plenty of revenue to pave the roads. plent of taxes collected from the oil and gas companies.  In 2012, Texas collected 4.6 billion in oil and gas production taxes.

    the oil and gas tax revenue has gone elsewhere, spent by government on loony left programs or some such nonsense.

    so, it looks like they did build that, those roads, and cover the cost of repairs, and pad some political pockets as well.

     
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    Yawn. Another non issue.

    plenty of revenue to pave the roads. plent of taxes collected from the oil and gas companies.  In 2012, Texas collected 4.6 billion in oil and gas production taxes.

    the oil and gas tax revenue has gone elsewhere, spent by government on loony left programs or some such nonsense.

    so, it looks like they did build that, those roads, and cover the cost of repairs, and pad some political pockets as well.

     
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