4/19/2008

The Perry/Watson Hidden Tax: YOU Can Take The Bus


Gas prices are getting closer to $3.50 a gallon, as oil hit another high this week — more than $117 a barrel, many experts expect oil to hit $200 a barrel soon.

Now, imagine paying the coming $8.00 a gallon for gas.
For a 20 mpg car that equals .40 cents a mile.

But, don't forget the new hidden tax to drive the freeways - the Gov. Rick Perry (R) and Sen. Kirk Watson (D) toll tax will more than double your $8.00 per gallon.

Add .44 cents a mile for the Perry/Watson freeway toll tax. That's an exorbitant amount of money to pay to drive to work, school and shop. How many miles do you drive?

Right now, if you have a car that gets 20 mpg, you are paying .16 cents a mile. Can you afford .84 cents a mile?

And, don't forget the managed lanes scheme (planned for Austin's MoPAC and other freeways across Texas). Folks in California are paying as much as $1.00 a mile at peak hours, for the managed lane toll tax. Gov. Perry and Sen. Kirk Watson will financially force you and yours out of your cars — you can take the bus for all they care.

In the past many months, the rising gas prices are already causing people to drive less.

And, who will pay when these double tax toll schemes fail, because many people can't afford to drive to work school and play?

All Toll Roads have Traffic and Revenue Studies that carefully map out the viability of the project. The official statement for Austin's 183A toll road states that if gas costs more than $3.00 a gallon over the next 40 years, it will not make a profit.

Austin 130 toll road, which has been behind in it's traffic projections already, has a ceiling of $2.50 per gallon over the next 40 years. We already shattered that $2.50 a gallon mark.

Will the toll roads fail?
Most probably, but don't worry, Gov. Perry, Sen. Watson and their ilk will bail them out with your families tax dollars, while you are taking the bus.

The Perry/Watson plan to shift more Austin freeways to tollways will put even more financial pressure on Austin families.

Read Austin American-Statesman's:

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I definately don't like high gas prices, but if it causes toll roads to cease being built, then maybe it's not such a bad thing.

Anonymous said...

This highway robbery tolling scheme is no more than white collar crime collaboration, ala ENRON, between greedy special interests skimming tax resources through their indebted incumbent politicians, each garnering self-serving finances to the detrimental expense of betrayed tax-payer/constituent/citizens (and all descendants).

Sal Costello Sal@TexasTollParty.com said...

The high gas prices are NOT stopping Perry and Watson.

They continue to push forward with the freeway to tollway conversions.

Anonymous said...

But, why wouldn't Perry and Watson go full speed ahead on conversions? Nobody is stopping them and if nobody is raising hell objecting, they are taking silence as golden. They are doing a hell of a job. "Hell of a job" can be interpreted as to whatever fits the occassion. I don't know why nobody from legislative are call a special meeting and stop some of this crap. By the time they get through with taxing everything, who in their right mind would want to be the Governor.

Anonymous said...

i must say, the continuous images of perry and watson on this blog make me sick to my stomach. no offense to you sal because i realize you just show their pics to add visuals to an article, but damn those 2 idiots make me fume everytime i see their stupid faces. i always visualize this dictionary entry of the word CORRUPT.

Sal Costello Sal@TexasTollParty.com said...

Anon 8:48,

You made my day.

If you feel that way, I guess I'm doing my job.

They are scum!
Sal
: )