The Jack Rice Show, Tuesday, February 20, 2007.
Minnesota highways and overpasses need repoar and it is becoming more expensive. One of the ways the State raises money in through gas taxes, approximately 20 cents a gallon. Now, Governor Pawlenty is considering mileage taxes as a better alternative. Jack discusses the state legislature looking at a mileage tax in the hopes to raise more money for road repairs. If we are concerned about the environment and about our dependency on foreign oil, isn't a mileage tax rather than a state tax bad policy? He then opens up the phones for your opinions.
The Minnesota Senate passed a bill on ticket scalping. It has been illegal since 1963. What has changed? Do we need a law the protects the public fromthose who might soak us? Jack takes yor calls.
In a recent USAToday/Gallup poll, people admitted that there are a lot of things that would deter tham from voting for a particular candidate for President. We talked to our listeners about their willingness to vote for somebody 72 years olf (McCain), married three times (Rudy), a woman (Hillary), African American (Barack), or even a Morman (Mitt). The results were surprising.
Finally, after the November elections, many said that the influence of this President is over. Well, is it? Ross Douthat, a writer for The Atlantic looks at the power and influence of this President and about the coming presidential election in 2008.