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- - - - Mark Twain (Roughing It)

Monday, February 25, 2013

Democrats rape Calif. taxpayers with more taxes

Taxes, Taxes & More Taxes

- - - Democrats keep finding new ways to screw people over with new taxes & the idiot voters keep re-electing them.

Socialist Big Government Democrat Los Angeles County is now ramming brand new taxes up the rear of the Sheeple voters of California.

You Sheeple deserve the new taxes.  You elected the SOBs in the first place.

L.A. County has ventured into the "progressive" world of toll roads by opening of 14 miles of express lanes on the San Bernardino Freeway — the second project of its type to begin operation in the region since November.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority opened the road drivers to travel the 10 Freeway's new high occupancy toll lanes — so-called HOT lanes — between Interstate 605 in El Monte and Alameda Street in downtown Los Angeles.

"This shows we are willing to address traffic, gridlock and congestion in the region," said Leftist Democrats nutcase Los Angeles Mayor and MTA board member Antonio Villaraigosa at a dedication ceremony in El Monte. "Other cities are going to do this across the county. We are going to see smarter use of highways."

TRANSLATION  -  Other cities are fucking the voters with new taxes so L.A. should do it too.

The two westbound and two eastbound "Metro ExpressLanes" will be open to solo motorists who pay a toll, but they will be free for cars carrying at least two passengers reports the Los Angeles Times.

During peak travel times politically correct carpools of three or more people will be able to use the lanes without paying the taxes others must pay. Van pools and motorcyclists also can enter the lanes toll free.
Using congestion pricing, motorists will pay anywhere from $0.25 a mile during off-peak periods to $1.40 a mile during the height of rush hour. MTA officials estimate that the average one-way cost should range between $4 and $7.

Setting tolls based on the volume of traffic is designed to maintain speeds of no less than 45 mph in the lanes.  Bull.  tolls are based on screwing people out of the money.

Motorists interested in the express lanes must open a FasTrak account with the MTA and make a $40 deposit to obtain a transponder, an electronic device that automatically bills their accounts whenever the lanes are used. Drivers can adjust the transponder to show how many people are in the vehicle, so the charges can be adjusted.
Bend over and pay more taxes to the
Socialist State for the right to drive on the road
that your other taxes already pay for.

The county marked its entry into the use of tollways on Nov. 10, when the MTA opened its first express lanes along 11 miles of the Harbor Freeway between Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles and the Harbor Gateway Transit Center in the South Bay.

The lanes on both freeways are part of a $210-million demonstration project funded largely by the federal government.

It includes upgrading transit and rail stations, 59 new clean-fuel buses, the $60-million El Monte Bus Station, highway ramp improvements and 100 new vanpools.

MTA officials said the express lanes on the 10 and 110 will cost $7 million to $10 million a year to operate, but should generate $18 million to $20 million in revenue, money. So far, more than 100,000 people have obtained transponders for the lanes, officials said.

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