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Sat Oct 20, 2012, 09:41 PM

Perry calls for end to gas tax diversions - Really?

After starving & raiding the gas tax for his entire administration, Texas Governor Rick Perry has finally decided to get on board with ending diversions of our state gas tax for non-transportation purposes. Conservatives have been crying foul for over a decade to end the raid of our gas taxes for things that have nothing to do with transportation. So while this is a welcome announcement, itís a bit late in the game.

Gas tax diversions are part of the reason thereís a structural shortfall in funding for roads. The state gas tax has not been raised in Texas since 1991, and Perry has refused to consider raising it. Why? Not because heís a genuine fiscal conservative, but because heís committed to slapping tolls on everything that moves. Since the way the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is structuring Texas toll road deals is really a new tax, Perry can outsource the tax increase to local toll authorities. The problem? Toll authorities are unelected boards and toll roads are punitively more expensive than a gas tax funded road system.

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Sun Oct 21, 2012, 01:20 PM

1. He's doing this because the income from toll roads isn't what it was projected to be.

his cronies with the toll contracts are squawking about not making the the money they were promised.
He'll just use it to subsidize the bastards.

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Sun Oct 21, 2012, 08:59 PM

2. Big oil has paved our roads with pot holes and worn out bridges

and the road condition are starting cost big oil lost revenue..

Now the Fox Perry is caught raiding the chicken house and is point the finger at TXDOT.

How much did that Presidential run cost TXDPS in security money and where is Rick Perry security team right now..In Vegas spending our funds again..

Cintra perry Spain is Gettinng rich

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