"Props 1 & 9 simply allow Perry to keep his tax-raising bureaucrats and politicians in power longer."
Oct 23, 2005
North Texas e-News
By media release
Austin, TX - The Libertarian Party of Texas (LPTX) officially opposes amendment propositions 1 and 9 on the November 2005 ballot.
The LPTX urges Texas voters to vote "no" on these propositions.
LPTX Executive Director Wes Benedict explained, "Props 1 & 9 are basically a referendum on Perry's plan to constrain old and new highways with checkpoints and tax collection booths. Perry's Trans-Texas Corridor is in direct opposition to the Texas Republican Party's platform."
Benedict continued, "In theory, the concept of private toll roads financed by private funds are a good idea. But these aren't private roads subject to competition. These are monopolies that prohibit competition. Props 1 & 9 simply allow Perry to keep his tax-raising bureaucrats and politicians in power longer."
Proposition 1 authorizes using tax dollars to move private rail lines into Perry's proposed Trans-Texas Corridor.
Proposition 9 authorizes 6 year terms for Regional Mobility Authority members.
Benedict tells voters, "Both propositions should be defeated to help rein in the runaway tolling and spending unleashed by Republican Mike Krusee's House Bill 3588. With Republicans like Krusee, who needs Democrats?"
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