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No Toll Roads!
 


18 October 2007 at 4:06:04 PM
pstern

Toll Roads:  Biggest Scam Going!
 
 
 
Texans falsely are being promised...
 
 
Toll  R  a  i  n  b  o  w  s  !!!
 
 
 

Painting False "Rosy" Pictures of Toll Roads Doesn't Help Anyone but Profiteers

 

  • NO ONE in power has addressed the REALITY that toll roads are NOT cost-effective!!!

  • Toll roads create long-term debt to taxpayers!!!

  • Roads already paid for by our taxes should NOT be double-taxed with tolls!!!
  • Toll roads do NOT address or resolve the issues of traffic congestion, air or noise pollution!!!

 ***To confirm this just look at tolling states like New York, California, Florida, etc.

 

 

BTW, toll roads are NOT needed.  There is enough tax dollars in Texas to finance the building and maintenance of our roadways.

 

  • Last year Texans overpaid their sales taxes by $14 BILLION and the state still is holding on to it.
  • Recently, the Comptroller's Office stated that there is a $1.5 BILLION surplus in tax revenue.
  • In the past TxDOT has received MILLIONS of Federal tax dollars slated for road projects that it held onto for several years and then returned to the Federal government without doing the road work.  You mean to tell me that TxDOT didn't reap interest income during that time period.  Who is in charge of maintaining TxDOT financial books?  Who holds TxDOT accountable?
  • TxDOT  is paying millions in taxpayer dollars to lobby the U.S. Congress to change the laws so it can charge tolls on our already paid [via gasoline taxes] for roadways.
  • TxDOT pays millions of taxpayer dollars to advertise its toll roads on radio, TV and in newspapers.
  • TxDOT sometimes pays its contractors twice to get road work done correctly once (e.g., the resealing job done 10 months ago on FM 1826 in Travis and Hays counties --- the job will be done again within the end of this month).
  • Legislators continue to divert 40-percent of the revenue collected from the "frozen" gasoline tax to other interests!

 

Who is providing oversight to TxDOT?  Who is holding TxDOT accountable to the people of Texas?  Who is keeping TxDOT's financial records?

The answer to the above questions is "NO ONE!!!"

But according to the confused or special interest Austin American-Statesman, CAMPO members did the right thing by voting for toll roads. Who am I to argue with the Statesman or CAMPO —— they are correct on so many things, aren’t they?

We need to vote-out Sen. Kirk Watson, but we're stuck with him for 4 years!

 

Voters need to get rid of the "Sleazy Six" and replace them with viable, honest representative of the people.

 

 

From left to right, the “Sleazy Six”: State Representative Mike Krusee, Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty, Round Rock Mayor Nyle Maxwell, Georgetown Mayor Gary L. Nelon, Cedar Park Mayor Bob Lemon, Kyle Mayor Miguel Gonzales

(thanks to Sal Costello www.texastollparty.com for "Sleazy Six" photos)

 

These “righteous” folks need to stop painting a dog bright yellow and calling it a duck!!!

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