Tuesday, October 19, 2010

California's deceptive High Speed Rail...Democrats...and the Trojan Horse analogy against motorists!

"The Trojan Horse
Still seeking to gain entrance into Troy, clever Odysseus (some say with the aid of Athena) ordered a large wooden horse to be built. Its insides were to be hollow so that soldiers could hide within it.
Once the statue had been built by the artist Epeius, a number of the Greek warriors, along with Odysseus, climbed inside. The rest of the Greek fleet sailed away, so as to deceive the Trojans.
One man, Sinon, was left behind. When the Trojans came to marvel at the huge creation, Sinon pretended to be angry with the Greeks, stating that they had deserted him. He assured the Trojans that the wooden horse was safe and would bring luck to the Trojans.
Only two people, Laocoon and Cassandra, spoke out against the horse, but they were ignored. The Trojans celebrated what they thought was their victory, and dragged the wooden horse into Troy.
That night, after most of Troy was asleep or in a drunken stupor, Sinon let the Greek warriors out from the horse, and they slaughtered the Trojans" .. and the Greeks violated Cassandra as victors did -- and still do to women (Congo).
Only this time, if Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer and Northern California California Democrats get re-elected, California motorists, automobility-dependent users, companies and employees who work at ANY job that gets income or any part of their  livelihood, including businesses and government people, that are related automobility, cars of all kinds, trucks,  motorcycles, trailers, etc. will be like the Trojan victims.  
The secret is OUT: High Speed Rail is the Trojan Horse for further vicious attacks on California motorists mobility, wallets and purses, liberty under the Green disguise with new Congestion-Priced Toll Lanes, Toll Roads (starting with SR152 out of Gilroy (Pacheco Pass) through Los Banos to Madera; three highways in Southern California, and, worse, the advent of taxing motorists for the miles they drive (VMT). VMT taxing is thanks to Green-socialist Marin-Sonoma North SF Bay ASSyman Jared Huffman--Democrat, who has done nothing to convert SR37 to a safe controlled-access freeway (that Jerry Brown rescinded when he was Gov before) and which cost the lives of a family of 4 late last year when a mini-cooper collided with their van--and killed them.  Then, 2 days later their house was robbed and pillaged. Thanks to do-nothing but Green Jared.   
Back to the HSR waste.  Since the passage of Nov 2008 HSR Bond Act, during the fear of intense economic recession fear "for jobs", without any formal FPPC opposition (few thought it would pass!), and mandated, but unconstitutional, ballot advocacy language  by the corrupt California Democrat-led legislature, the Dems have introduced and passed, with the FOOL GOVERNOR "S" signature laws that are destroying the California Heritage of Toll Free roads. Roads paid for by users in the gas and related sales taxes and ancillary services supported byDMV Fees. 
California motorists and automobility workers already contribute over $15B each year (and much more) in direct taxes and DMV fees.  These monies are more than enough to pay for our California roads and necessary transit, but not enough for HSR boondoggles.  KILL HIGH SPEED RAIL now and VOTE OUT DEMOCRATS especially Boxer--who is sitting on the 6 year Federal reauthorization transportation reauthorization bill to increase Toll Roads and VMT and other anti-motorist bills. Jerry Brown, a known enemy of motorists and roads, laid off 3,000 Caltrans workers to force new road building reductions, and is an advocate of HSR waste. 
WHERE ARE Carly and Meg and Northern California Republican candidates when we need them?! 

All these candidates  need to do is stand before a 'greenscreen' picture of a heavily-traveled freeway backdrop and advocate that they oppose any new tolls and no miles-traveled and congestion-pricing fees because VMT is DIRECTLY related to a region's economic vitality AND the motorist is already paying more than his and her fair share, but the Democrats are spending it wastefully on too many non-road, non-motorist diversions.

Brian Sussman of KSFO radio, 560 in his morning show talks about this (today, too) and how it ties in to the need to SUPPORT Proposition 23 on Nov. 2, 2010.  This is critical for all automobility users to pass.  AB32 (Santa Monica's Democrat Pavley),backed by  SB375 (Democrat Sen. Steinberg) will hurt us all further.

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