Immediately, several such labels come to mind, e.g., liberal, conservative, socialist, fascist, to name a few. The terms “Liberal” and “Conservative” are frequently used in politics and within our modern society; however, the context may vary in actual use and definition at any given time. Furthermore, the terms have changed over time periods and/or have been manipulated to promote special interest concerns, desires and legislation.
In response to the Austin Statesman editorial, “U.S. 290 tollway’s first piece opening in December”
Despite the fact that gasoline tax revenue is
diverted to other special interests and also that Gov. Perry and the Texas
Legislature refuse to permit the increase of the tax to allow for inflation (as
they apparently do permit for yearly toll road increases) the primary focus on
building roadways is on developing more and more toll roadways, which truly does
NOT help with traffic congestion.
This is unconscionable.
Furthermore, there is no
regulation for the increase of tolls at any given time and once the toll road is
paid for, the tolls usually remain. This is NOT a legacy we want to leave for
our children’s children.
The ruling GOP cries out against new taxes, but
what are tolls if not new taxes?
Even if drivers opt NOT to use the toll roads
goods and services will increase accordingly as toll costs will be diverted onto
customers. Consequently, I urge all Texans to avoid using toll roads, but
also they should contact legislators to stop the tolling insanity.