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Archive for November, 2006

Schlafly: Loss of American jobs and free trade major reason GOP lost Congress

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Link to article here. Schlafly’s article chronicles the GOP’s loss of Reagan Democrats and middle class voters due to jobs and free trade policies, which also spills over to health care and other kitchen table issues. Read on… The Race To The Middle For 2008 by Phyllis Schlafly Eagle Forum Published in Texas Insider 11-30-06 […]

TxDOT’s gas tax figures pure FICTION!

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

IMMEDIATE RELEASE TxDOT’s gas tax figures pure propaganda Nothing justifies a 300% gas tax hike San Antonio, TX, November 29, 2006– TxDOT’s at it again. Using scare tactics and exploiting their ready access to Express-News reporters to push their unjustified, overly expensive road building frenzy, today’s story can only be called propaganda. The article may […]

Gas tax increase of $1.09? More TxDOT scare tactics to push tolls

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

Link to article here. We must be winning if such absolute drivel is considered news. OK, let’s do a math lesson…TxDOT’s state gas tax revenues have gone up 178% over the last 20 years (and that’s adjusted for inflation and population). Just since Rick Perry took office their budget has more than doubled (gone up […]

Big Daddy TxDOT creates database of toll road motorists…perhaps to sell?

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

Link to story here. This wreaks of government abuse of our personal information. TxDOT began collecting data on drivers using the toll roads in Austin before they charged tolls. It begs the question, why are they collecting information if they’re not yet collecting tolls and the purpose of collecting information on toll roads is supposed […]

Joe Pickett introduces bill to abolish Transportation Commission and replace with ONE ELECTED commissioner!

Monday, November 27th, 2006

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Texas Monthly: His Way or the Highway, Rick

Monday, November 27th, 2006

Link to PDF of Paul Burka’s Texas Monthly article here. Some highlights from the article: “Existing highways built with tax dollars ought not to be converted to toll roads; this is double taxation. Commuters should not be forced to tithe for the privilege of using a freeway overpass…” AND “All the rhetoric over whether to […]

Road lobby starts TTC billboard campaign…post-election

Monday, November 27th, 2006

Link to photos and info here. Texas Good Roads, the largest special interest group of road builders in the State, began their billboard campaign to push the Trans Texas Corridor on a public who clearly doesn’t want it. What’s interesting is they waited until AFTER the election to begin their brainwashing and propaganda campaign…hmmm. Is […]

TxDOT tracks/photos ALL vehicles on tollway; forbids out of state vehicles, will ticket without notice!

Monday, November 27th, 2006

Yet another example of how TxDOT’s approach to tolling makes NO SENSE! The first Executive Director of the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority (our tolling authority), Tom Greibel, swore up and down that the toll roads would be all electronic (of course, he’s been proven a liar already since the Hwy 45 tollway that just opened […]

Devvy Kidd: North American Union,

Monday, November 20th, 2006

Link to article here. THE NAU: IT’S THE ELEVENTH HOUR – GET BUSY By: Devvy Kidd November 20, 2006 NewsWithViews.com “The global theory of free trade is siphoning off America’s wealth and bringing her economy to the level of others. The theory is displacing American workers who otherwise would be employed.” Senator George Malone, 1958 […]

Express-News Editorial: Toll roads right move

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

Link to editorial here. Seems the Editorial Board needs to tune into other local news sources who have already broke the story that our politicians have diverted nearly $10 billion in gas taxes to unrelated earmarks like tourism promotion and cemeteries. This State doesn’t lack money and our repeated surpluses and TxDOT’s 117% budget increase […]

   
   

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