Paved with bad intentions?
By Rork Hilford, Calgary Herald May 12, 2014
Re: "High-tech toll roads envisioned," May 7.
Let me get this straight. A self-appointed navel-gazing think tank has decided that it would be a good idea to divide public roads into plebeian and toll lanes.
The trouble is that I've been a land owner and taxpayer all of my adult life. I've paid for those roads to be built and I've amortized all the cost of the bridges. I've been taxed for resurfacing and snow shoveling for almost a half-century. That's why I pay taxes, so that I can use the roads.
Now, this exclusionary group wants to take away my right to use the byways because they would like to play the entitlement card.
Let them pay to build and use toll roads. Let them acquire rights and build an overhead toll road over Macleod Trail from Cranston to City Hall at their expense. Then let them pay $20 a day to use it. Let them pay for a toll road through the Weaselhead, then maintain it.
I can see right through this. I will not allow public property to convert into P3 use.
Is there a Road'n Hood hiding in the concrete forest to stop robbing from the poor to give to the rich?
Obviously, he does not belong to the Manning Foundation!