My friend was bemoaning the cost of his ride in an ambulance from one hospital to another. He wanted his sister to drive him.
“Can you believe it?” he asked after sharing the price of lights and sirens. “I could have had my sister take me for nothing.”
Yes, that’s true. Of course, what he paid for was trained paramedics (3), medication, life-safety equipment, the professional driver trained to get you to your destination without an untimely accident, and more. Need I go on?
This was his tax dollar at work, for him.