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Archive for November, 2007

MPO Chair: “Those people can afford the tolls”

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

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 […]

Larson: Republican Party now the “tolling party” & tolls largest tax increase in TX history!

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

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. ” AND Tolls are “the Largest Tax Increase in Texas History.” But he’s wrong about the battle over toll roads being over […]

Toll roads require massive tax subsidies…a TRIPLE TAX in the end

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

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 […]

NE Partnership, small city mayors, against current toll proposals

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

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 […]

Hollywood Park & local cities have power to stop toll projects

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

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 […]

Crude oil crisis, peak oil is here

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

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’ good […]

Letters to Editor on tolls: Listen to the PEOPLE!

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

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 […]

Tolling Authority jet sets to Austria on YOUR DIME!

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

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 […]

Bin Laden, Chavez, Ahmadinejad team-up to collapse dollar, kill U.S. economy

Monday, November 19th, 2007

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 […]

TURF seeks injunction, alleges MPO a “front” for toll road builders, operating outside Constitution

Monday, November 19th, 2007

See news coverage (more here.) IMMEDIATE RELEASE 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 […]

   
   

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