In an outrageous display of bias and class warfare, Chairwoman Sheila McNeil who chairs the MPO Board that will take a vote to toll 281 and shift tax money to build toll lanes on 281/1604 on December 3, proclaims to her constituents that “those people can afford the toll roads. The average income up there [...]
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Bexar County Commissioner Lyle Larson is right about this:
“The Republican Party in Texas will become known as ‘the tolling party,’ and that image will damage the party’s ability to win future elections. ”
Tolls are “the Largest Tax Increase in Texas History.”
But he’s wrong about the battle over toll roads being over if the MPO votes [...]
Link to article here. As if a new tax on driving while paying $3 at the pump isn’t bad enough, this article outlines one of our top complaints…the MASSIVE tax subsidies that will be pumped into these financially risky toll roads. So you’ve already paid taxes to build 281 & 1604, additional tax money will [...]
Link to article here. These comments by the Northeast Mayors will be interpreted by TxDOT as an endorsement of the toll roads. TxDOT always claims they’re NOT tolling existing roads, yet every single toll lane in the plans for 281/1604 will toll existing lanes/right of way that we drive on today, toll-free. Not even half [...]
Margaret Byfield of Stewards of the Range is an expert in using local government to fend off overreaching and overbearing state and federal government. Local government coordination is at the fingertips of ANY local unit of government willing to flex its muscles. For all the cries for local control, this one is a sure-fire way [...]
For years, the BIG energy industry giants pooh-poohed claims of the coming peak oil phenomenon and chalked it up to environmental alarmists stirring the pot against BIG oil. Now the Houston Chronicle, Bloomberg, Time, and the Dallas Morning News are all on the same peak oil page and the price of gas isn’t lookin’ [...]
In the Express-News, November 27, 2007 – Listen to the majority
It may be my age, but I’m totally bewildered that it is no longer possible in this country for the will of the majority to be even heard, much less considered.
It seems that the only majority that matters is that of our illustrious lawmakers and [...]
Watch this undercover news report from Bennett Cunningham with CBS-TV in Dallas!
Thank Mr. Cunningham and CBS for their report here.
As the North Texas Toll Authority (NTTA) was raising toll rates and shifting and EXISTING HIGHWAY, Hwy 121 into a tollway, 5 of their employees headed to Vienna, Austria for a taxpayer-funded junket racking up more [...]
With Americans facing volatile oil markets, an unstable housing market, and a shaky credit crunch, now they have to contend with the free fall of the U.S. dollar. Jerry Corsi, in his book, The Late Great USA, warns that the Trans Texas Corridor and intercontinental trade corridor crowd pushing the merger of the United States [...]
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MPO a “front” for toll road builders
TURF files injunction to stop MPO’s Dec 3 vote to approve toll rates
San Antonio, TX, Monday, November 19, 2007 – From the steps of the John Wood U.S. Federal District Court in Bexar County, TURF announced its motion seeking an injunction against the San [...]