Pa. auditor general blasts rising tur...

Pa. auditor general blasts rising turnpike debt

There are 5 comments on the Evening Sun story from Nov 13, 2012, titled Pa. auditor general blasts rising turnpike debt. In it, Evening Sun reports that:

Wagner told a joint House and Senate Transportation Committee hearing Tuesday that the commission's plan to raise tolls each year to help pay for bridge repairs, road work and mass transit is backfiring.

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Teddy

Allentown, PA

#1 Nov 13, 2012
somting wong

They could nave rebuilt the whole interstate roadway system with toll money they've collected . I don't want to hear it , stop stealing the money or find out who is ?

How about a reprt on how much money is collected and where it goes ?

“Trump is so right!”

Since: Jan 07

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Nov 14, 2012
Question? Why in God's good name is mass transit being funded by the PA Turnpike?

Why is the Turnpike used to fund roads and bridges not connected to the pike?

An authority , in PA, is supposed to be an independent entity. PA turnpike is wrought with nepotism and political cronyism, but, they still shouldn't be the cash cow for every politician with a project.
Teddy

Allentown, PA

#3 Nov 16, 2012
Old Cynic wrote:
Question? Why in God's good name is mass transit being funded by the PA Turnpike?
Why is the Turnpike used to fund roads and bridges not connected to the pike?
An authority , in PA, is supposed to be an independent entity. PA turnpike is wrought with nepotism and political cronyism, but, they still shouldn't be the cash cow for every politician with a project.
Pa has always been filled with nepotism and cronyism. The gambling commision is filled with crooks and politicos to fill the Sands with more table games they can grab money from. It isn't about renewal ,the star on main, or convention center . It's about money and the future for Johnny Casino and what political office he can grab when his term ends .

It isn't about the hundreds of state , muni , or borough pensions that are underfunded . It's about all the connected people getting something from the taxpayer to let themselves and our overblown legislators retire at the taxpayer expense . Did you ever try to get any kind of state job without having some pull going for you ?
I didn't think so . It's just another game played out on the streets . We shouldn't be paying taxes to fund anyones pension or cash cows like the Pa turnpike .
Teddy

Allentown, PA

#4 Nov 16, 2012
Fiscal Cliff will hurt Pennsylvania Fishing and Boating Commission ?

How in the hell am I benefiting from paying for these cash cows ? Get rid of the all the people that work there .
Teddy

Allentown, PA

#5 Nov 16, 2012
Old Cynic wrote:
Question? Why in God's good name is mass transit being funded by the PA Turnpike?
Why is the Turnpike used to fund roads and bridges not connected to the pike?
An authority , in PA, is supposed to be an independent entity. PA turnpike is wrought with nepotism and political cronyism, but, they still shouldn't be the cash cow for every politician with a project.
It's all in the bigger picture of Democrats and all the cash cows that 50% of the voting public voted for :

Blue tents in reading giving free cell phones and minutes to low income people that qualify ? You're paying for that also . It's a federal project that isn't going away . How many blacks or hispanics would vote for another black president just to have free food , housing and cell phone .

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