Against Toll Roads

RECEIVED Fri., Jan. 28, 2005

Dear Editor,
   This is in response to Manijeh Badiee's toll road letter in the Chronicle ["Postmarks," Jan. 28]. With respect, comparing the toll road tax to a flat tax where Karl Rove and Austinite John Doe pay the same amount: wrong! With the toll road plan, John Doe continues to pay federal taxes, and in addition now pays toll tax as well!
   We already paid for the roads, and 93% of Travis County voters voted no on the plan. The officials are supposed to be representing the voters. What gives?
Emilie Reimer
   [Editor's note: There has been no public "vote" on CAMPO's toll road plan. Emilie Reimer apparently refers to initial public comments solicited by CAMPO – reportedly, 93% of the comments received were in opposition to the plan.]
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