We’ve all experienced it before….you know, when you read something that just sounds too good to be true.
That is exactly how I felt when initially looking at Prop1 and something just didn’t ‘feel’ right about it, so the research began.
Here are some of the resources I used to make up my mind and some that others have posted as historical references:
1) Issues for Texans to consider when voting on Prop 1
2) 2014 Voter’s Guide For The Texas Constitutional Amendment, Proposition 1
3) Fix First, Then Fund
4) OPINION: PROP 1 ON A COLLISION COURSE WITH TEXAS TAXPAYERS
5) TX: LAWMAKERS RIP DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR FAILURES
6) Legislators feed bad management at TxDOT
7) TXDOT SPENDING ON JETPACKS, NOT STATE HIGHWAYS
8) Abbott’s Plan for Transportation
Bottom line, TxDOT is irresponsible and has squandered millions of our hard earned dollars already. Passing Prop 1 would almost be like giving a crack attic a 10″ stack of 20s and an annual paid bus pass to get to the dealer’s house with a set appointment to pay him the same, year after year, after year….whether we have the money to give him, or not.
How do we solve TX transportation needs?
First, stop ALL gas tax diversions, indefinitely. Allow the free market to work so those that buy gas, and travel on our roads, pay for them.
Second, handle this issue during the regular, biennium budget negotiations. Besides, aren’t roads one of the FEW real responsibilities of government? Wouldn’t it make more sense to ‘budget’ for TX roads in lieu of asking TX voters to pass a TX Constitutional Amendment?
Thank you for your consideration concerning this very important issue in our great state of Texas!
For God and Texas,
Just my opinion. 🙂