Off The Rails with Rob Kendall: Hogsett's Solution to the Roads in Indy is More Taxes?

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Off The Rails with Rob Kendall: Hogsett's Solution to the Roads in Indy is More Taxes?

Kendall: "I have no idea what in God's name Hogsett is talking about."

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Indinanapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has put forth his plan to fix the disastrous roads in Marion county: more taxes! Yes, but not just any taxes; these are taxes for residents of the surrounding counties who may or may not ever travel upon the pothole-infested asphalt of Marion county. Bully for them! 

In comments delivered during his thrilling, nail-biter of a state of the city address, Mayor Hogsett stated that one of the challenges with fixing Marion County's roads is that not everyone who uses them is contributing to their upkeep. Thus, in strict accordance with the democrat party's most beloved principle, it's time for those freeloading outsiders to pay their fair share!

Hogsett is proposing a "Regional Infrastructure Fund," which is a more eloquent and politically sensitive way to say "new tax." The fund would take a percentage of income taxes from the nine surrounding counties of Indianapolis and put that money into a collective fund. 

WIBC's Rob Kendall joined Hammer and Nigel Thursday afternoon to offer his take on Hogsett's latest tax scheme.

"It's rare that I read something and think, 'I have no idea what this is or how he's going to do it.' I literally have no idea what in the hell he is talking about. There's a pool and it's 1% of a pool, and it's based on how often you use the roads.

The fact is, some firm got rich off this; they literally paid a firm to come up with this. The three of us could have sat around at a Wendy's and come up with a better plan than this." 

Click the link below to hear more from Thursday's edition of "Off The Rails."

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