"Perry slams Obama for selling America to foreign creditors--He’s doing the exact same thing...selling off our infrastructure to foreign creditors."
Opponents of the Trans-Texas Corridor have claimed victory over Governor Rick Perry
By JOHN JULITZ
Groups who've battled Governor Rick Perry on the corridor for years gathered over the weekend in Austin for what was called a victory party celebrating the complete repeal of the project from state statute.
Terri Hall with Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom (TURF) says this step is hugely important for Texas.
“It was a 4,000 mile network of toll roads that were going to crisscross our state and take over 580,000 acres of private property and it was going to displace over 1 million Texans for just the first corridor alone,” says Hall.” So this was not like any other highway we’ve ever seen in our country really in the history of the United States.”
Hall adds that Perry’s hypocrisy is what ultimately helped kill the Corridor.
“Here you’ve got Rick Perry off gallivanting around the country as he’s running for president slamming Obama for selling America to foreign creditors. Well what’s Rick Perry doing here in Texas? He’s doing the exact same thing by selling off our infrastructure to foreign creditors,” Hall says. “It’s the same thing.”
The repeal was signed into law in June of this year.
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