4/18/2008

John McCain and Pal Mary Peters push freeway tolls and NAFTA Superhighway

Two years ago Senator John McCain, now a presidential candidate, spoke in support of Mary Peters becoming Bush's Transportation Secretary:

"I commend the President for selecting such an outstanding and capable individual to fill this important leadership position."

"Mary Peters is a fourth generation Arizonan and was the director of the Arizona Department of Transportation, known as A-DOT"
Today, Peters is pushing to shift our freeways to tollways, from the federal level. "U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters’ push for more PPPs and tolling is disheartening." says Land Line Magazine

Dave Hodges, a spokesperson for the Arizona Coalition to Protect Personal Property Rights, a grassroots organization fighting forces of NAFTA/CAFTA and the CANAMEX Corridor land grabs in Arizona says this of Sen. McCain's anti private property rights stance:
"We spent the better part of a year trying to fight local government only to discover that we were up against the much larger forces of the NAFTA/CAFTA legislative sponsors John McCain, Jon Kyle and Ted Kennedy. We’re up against their multinational corporate backers of this internationalist agenda who benefit from the illegal immigration."
So, not only does McCain support the continuation of the $10 Billion a month Bush/Iraq war, but the failed Bush economic policy and the Bush/Rick Perry plan to toll freeways, and the TTC/NAFTA superhighways.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Exactly what I've been preaching ever since Ron Paul didn't make it. Any Rhino that pushes the lever for the sake of an "R" beside his name DESIRVES to have his / her land confiscated as far as I'm concerned.

FREAKIN FED UP>>>

Anonymous said...

OK, now I am really miffed. That leaves nobody to vote for. You are either pro-toll or become a non-voter (for presidency). I wish someone, anyone, could explain the logic in pushing for NAFTA tollroads ripping through the soverign property of the USA. Must be missing something - it just flat doesn't make sense to a layman. I wish one of the supporters would explain the reasons that this is a good idea. Maybe we owe so much money to China that this is the only way we can compensate them for transporting their junk through our heartland?

Anonymous said...

Funny, Sal, as to how you've never mentioned Barack Obama's support of public-private partnerships:

http://www.thenewspaper.com/news/22/2290.asp

I guess his support of this bill is just "misunderstood", as with so many of his other words and actions that draw negative attention.

I've said this many times, and I'll say it until the cows come home - all of these pols are crooks. And I disclose that I plan to support McCain, albeit with reservations, mainly due to his connections to tollers and global warming fanatics. But the double standards many are holding Obama to (i.e. excusing the "typical white people" comment) are a symptom of what's wrong with America in general today.

Sal Costello Sal@TexasTollParty.com said...

Anon 1:44,

Shit man, I did an article last month which included Obama:

http://salcostello.blogspot.com/2008/03/texas-transportation-and-presidential.html

It included a report by Elise Hu, a local reporter who interviewed Obama...see below.

And, when it comes to tolls, Obama would push for federal matching funds to reduce the need for toll roads, as stated in this KVUE video report by Elise Hu:

"A lot of states have toll roads, some don't, what I would have control over as president is making sure we have the infrastructure strategy that would rebuild roads and bridges and that would match local funds across the country," he said. Obama says increasing federal matching funds for infrastructure would ideally reduce the reliance on tolling roadways."

None of the candidates are perfect, that is for sure.

In my opinion, Obama is a more responsive candidate.

He's from the grassroots, he doesn't take PAC or lobbyist dollars and he asks that people stay involved AFTER he gets elected.

McCain surely isn't the change we need.