The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

25 March 2005

Some of our road scholars

At Tulsa Topics, Bobby has no kind words for a proposed gas-tax increase:

I was pretty biased to vote NO anyway if this ever made it to a ballot. I'm for better bridges and roads BUT after investigating the people behind the initiative, Oklahomans for Safe Bridges and Roads, and realizing the group that wants this tax is actually drumming up business for themselves, basically soured my opinion of this group. Since one of the major players is Bob Poe, ex-president of the Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce, I believe that fact in and of itself is enough of a reason to vote NO on this tax increase.

Self-serving advocacy groups are hardly new to Oklahoma, but given Bob Poe's M.O., which includes such useful tools as "wild rants," and the fact that in his capacity at OSBR he's working for noted bumbler Neal McCaleb, there's at least a reasonable chance that OSBR will shoot itself in its collective foot long before a tax election can be scheduled.

Posted at 7:32 AM to Soonerland


"there's at least a reasonable chance that OSBR will shoot itself in its collective foot long before a tax election can be scheduled."

The sooner the better! If we could get these self-serving jerks out of the debate and focus on why Oklahoma transportaion infrasturucture got so screwed up in the first place, perhaps us Okies could approach this problem rationally.

Posted by: MikeH at 2:12 PM on 25 March 2005