In today’s segment of Bias Watch, we draw your attention to an article in today’s Charlotte/News & Observer regarding transportation funding.
Reporter David Ingram writes:
The problem is money.
Policymakers in Raleigh can raise the
taxes that pay for infrastructure, such as the gas tax, at the risk of
alienating many voters. Or they can cut money from other programs, such
as health care for the poor.
Wow. Raise taxes or cut health care for the poor. Those are our only two choices for how to solve the transportation funding problem?
Why does he not say "spend a portion of the $1.4 billion surplus" or "eliminate corporate incentives" or "not increase spending by 9.5%." Or better yet, "not fund athletic scholarships."
Why is "health care for the poor" the only item he chooses to highlight?