Letter to Editor in Austin-American Statesman
A Capitol toll party
April 20, 2006
Gov. Rick Perry and State Rep. Mike Krusee should place tolls on all doorways to the Capitol. Legislators can then experience the reality of being tolled going to and from work daily, which Austin commuters will soon face.
The legislators could still choose to use the free adjacent windows. The construction and management of the door tolls must be outsourced to another state such as Ohio to diminish local resources.
To extort more tolls, this contract should include secret, non-compete provisions, such as not allowing the improvement of window entries with ladders, not maintaining bushes under the windows and running sprinklers under the windows during rush hour.
After Ohio skims the cream of the toll money, Texas politicians can squander the balance not on the Capitol but on advertisements touting their fiscally responsible work. Next: toilet tolls.
DANIEL J. JASINSKI
You ROCK, Mr. Jasinski! Well put!