Fees are taxes

English: Hardy Toll Road shield

English: Hardy Toll Road shield (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mitt claims that as governor of Massachusetts, he balanced the state’s budget without raising taxes. However, in his first budget as governor, he raised fees by $500 million. A dollar out of my pocket, whether by fees or taxes, is a dollar out of my pocket and is one less dollar I have to spend.

What sort of fees might we expect if Mitt and the GOP win in November? If they decide to sell off large chunks of infrastructure to business, particularly foreign businesses since Chinese and Middle Eastern countries own so much US debt, we could be paying high tolls to use US highways and bridges bought and paid for with tax dollars long ago.