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San Antonio's Sheila McNeil *Those People Can Afford a Toll Road*
 


3 December 2007 at 2:47:10 PM
salon

I don't know what's more offensive. The way she talked about *those people* or the assumption that toll roads are okay for ANYONE (well, for the rich) because presumably more well to do people ought to be able to afford them. And, as Jaime Castillo points out below, it's also an issue of toll roads being foisted on Texans by Rick Perry, and his goons.

Jaime Castillo of the Express commented on this.

I've been invited in the past by immigration hawks to "go back to Mexico," even though I'm a third-generation U.S. citizen. ...But, to my knowledge, last week was the first time I was branded one of "those people" merely because of where my family lives. 

For that, I have City Councilwoman Sheila McNeil to thank. ...

It's not about whether someone can afford to pay 17 cents a mile to travel on a tollway. Heck, I can afford to pay parking tickets, but I don't rack them up on purpose just to save myself a few blocks worth of walking. 

The issue, which admittedly is lost in the incessant frothing displayed by organized toll opponents, is that state transportation officials have never dealt from the top of the deck on the toll-road issue.

Go read why.


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