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2 zzyzzx   2017 Sep 12, 10:03am   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote        
The plan calls for permanently increasing tolls on every bridge except the Golden Gate from $5 to $8. Legislators are expected to vote on the bill, SB 595, this week. If it passes and the governor signs it, the toll hike will be put before voters in nine Bay Area counties next year.

People actually get to vote on egregious toll hikes??? Never heard of that! Who the fuck is going to vote in favor of that???

That’s not all. The toll hike would be permanent and would increase annually with inflation. It would essentially be on unending auto pilot. There would be no opportunity for voters to weigh in again.
3 SpecialSnowflake   2017 Sep 12, 10:12am   ↑ like (4)   ↑ dislike (4)     quote        
zzyzzx says
Who the fuck is going to vote in favor of that???


Never underestimate the power of large groups of stupid people.
4 zzyzzx   2017 Sep 12, 10:14am   ↑ like (3)   ↑ dislike (3)     quote        
I have never met the person who thinks toll roads is a great idea. Even liberals I know hate them. They say the exact same thing that I am thinking, which is that all the fucking gas taxes are supposed to pay for this.
5 SpecialSnowflake   2017 Sep 12, 11:11am   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        
The most infuriating thing about this is that BART doesn't fucking serve the Peninsula side of San Mateo and Dumbarton bridges.
6 lostand confused   2017 Sep 12, 1:20pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        
zzyzzx says
People actually get to vote on egregious toll hikes??? Never heard of that! Who the fuck is going to vote in favor of that???


The raise taxes brigade that is concentrated there.
7 justme   2017 Sep 12, 1:28pm   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote        
This is what happens when you build a new bay bridge rather than retrofit and repair the old one. A complete boondoggle.
8 SpecialSnowflake   2017 Sep 12, 1:53pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        
justme says
This is what happens when you build a new bay bridge rather than retrofit and repair the old one. A complete boondoggle.


But it's PRETTY now!
9 Strategist   2017 Sep 12, 5:43pm   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote        
SpecialSnowflake says
zzyzzx says
Who the fuck is going to vote in favor of that???


Never underestimate the power of large groups of stupid people.


Welcome to California.
10 Strategist   2017 Sep 12, 5:48pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
tovarichpeter says
Bay Bridge toll increase is a BART scam


If you want a living wage so that everyone in the BA can afford a $1 million condo, you will end up paying more for everything.
Stop complaining.
11 FortWayne   2017 Sep 12, 5:49pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        
Liberals will vote for that in heartbeat, just tell them a fairytale about how this all promotes "equality".
12 Strategist   2017 Sep 12, 5:58pm   ↑ like (2)   ↑ dislike (2)     quote        
FortWayne says

Liberals will vote for that in heartbeat, just tell them a fairytale about how this all promotes "equality".


Easy. You take from everyone and give it to the public employees so they can be rich just like the rich. That's equality, the California way.
13 FortWayne   2017 Sep 12, 6:14pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Very true :(

Strategist says
FortWayne says

Liberals will vote for that in heartbeat, just tell them a fairytale about how this all promotes "equality".


Easy. You take from everyone and give it to the public employees so they can be rich just like the rich. That's equality, the California way.
14 Ceffer   2017 Sep 12, 6:14pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
I knew BART was in trouble when I saw the guards operating kiosks that rented automatic weapons on a per diem basis to the muggers.
15 rpanic01   2017 Sep 12, 7:04pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        
Could be a passive aggressive way for liberals to keep out the brown and black people.
16 just_passing_through   2017 Sep 12, 7:07pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Keeps the riff raff off of the peninsula.
17 just_passing_through   2017 Sep 12, 7:08pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Dammit, rpanic beat me. It's well known that the wealthy on the peninsula want to make it difficult for the East bay folk to come over. More about crime than race though. This is why bart doesn't circle the bay. Was a shit storm just getting it to SFO.
18 SpecialSnowflake   2017 Sep 12, 7:30pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Strategist says
FortWayne says

Liberals will vote for that in heartbeat, just tell them a fairytale about how this all promotes "equality".


Easy. You take from everyone and give it to the public employees so they can be rich just like the rich. That's equality, the California way.


Hear, hear!

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