Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

If You Still Haven't Voted Yet...

Remember last year how Queen Christine and the Dems urged everyone to vote against I-912 because the 9 1/2 cent gas tax would solve all of Washington's transportation problems?

Now, read this:
The cost of planned highway projects in Washington is going up faster than expected.

As a result, officials say some of the 274 projects promised with a nine-and-a-half-cent gas tax increase will have to be dropped or pushed past the 16-year target date.

Marty Brown in the governor's office says the changes in the eight-and-a-half (b) billion dollar transportation program will be apparent in a budget plan coming out next month.

The inflation is blamed on high costs for fuel, materials such as asphalt, and for construction.
Interestingly enough, the Washington Asphalt Pavement Association donated $100,000 to the anti-I-912 effort last year.

Gregoire has urged voters to reject I-933 this year because she has promised that the Legislature will address property rights next session.

And follow the money again. The Nature Conservancy has donated a staggering $525.434.81 to the No on I-933 organization. As R. J. Smith, adjunct scholar for the Competitive Enterprise Institute stated, “The Nature Conservancy is one of the most feared environmental groups throughout rural America. While promoting itself as a ‘private’ conservation group, small landowners, family farmers, ranchers and tree farmers know it as a strong-arm real estate agent for the federal government. It acquires land at fire-sale prices from landowners bankrupted by environmental regulations."

Don't believe the Queen's and the Left's lies again. Vote for I-933.

No comments: