MASSACHUSETTS LEGISLATORS MOVING TO INCREASE GAS TAX,,,NEED A TIME OUT...LEARN FROM THE MISTAKES OF THE PAST THAT DID NOT FIX OUR ROADS AND BRIDGES
November 18, 2008
Gas Taxes, Turnpike and Tunnel Tolls expansions should be taken off the table and not even be considered upfront.
The time has come for Massachusetts to establish a new WARD Type Commission such as established during the Boston Government Scandal that forced the legislature to implement many government contracting reforms that seem to have eroded in recent years.
Government and the media should inform the Citizens and Taxpayers where previous gas tax increases that were previously promised to fix and repair all the dysfunctional roads and bridges. The guilty and enablers who got Massachusetts into this mess must be exposed and held accountable first. The failure to prosecute in criminal and Civil Courts the truly guilty is deplorable and an insult to all Massachusetts citizens.
To do any increases to the taxpayer without insuring again independent proper government oversight and accountability that is truly independent and staffed to stand up to bad construction practices and the many special interests of contractors, bankers, bonding companies, insurers, consultants, out of touch labor bosses, and campaign contributions take Massachusetts citizens for a ride again is wrong and will lead to a further disaster to Taxpayers and Citizens.