Nice catch... a flag for you.
I must say that I am not that surprised. In recent years, there has been a rash of states leasing out toll roads. The Chicago Skyway and the Indiana
Turnpike have both been 'privatized', and last time I heard PA, NJ, and FL were investigating leasing out their toll roads. This is the next
As deficit spending is rapidly approaching an impasse of credit worthiness, governments from the local to the state level are grasping for any
opportunity to bring in some cash to keep their entitlements and pet projects running. Taxation is already so high that any increase is immediately
met with anger from the public, and so is any talk of cutting those precious entitlement programs for the public. Add into this mix the spluttering
economy, and you have a catch-22.
Check your local governing bodies for the latest updates on fines and court fees, even for minor infractions. I'd bet good money they have increased
drastically; I know they have around me.
I have to agree with you that the governments themselves are far less of a threat at this time than the bankers and financial brokers who now control
them through financial measures. These bankers got us into the economic mess we find ourselves in, then mortgaged any hope of a full and speedy
recovery by getting their own personal retirement account (bailout) passed. Now they are primed and ready to take full possession of the governments
they have helped overthrow.
You know, when I was younger, I occasionally had this little fantasy daydream I indulged in. In the daydream, I was so wealthy I owned the very
courthouse and therefore was immune to local law enforcement. After all, since I owned the building, I could create extreme havoc at a whim. I could
have the place painted deep purple if I wanted. I could conveniently decide to rip up the asphalt in the parking lot for 'repaving'. I could raise
Yeah, I was a weird child.
Anyway, that was a kid's daydream, but it is now becoming reality. Only it's not me taking over; it's those who have demonstrated time and time
again they care nothing for you or me.
Welcome to the serfdom of the new Dark Ages.