Originally posted by surecatch:
Here's why I will vote yes on R-51.
If you consider all the wasted gas, lost time and lost lives we endure becasue we were too cheap to fix this mess years ago, this is a darn cheap soultion. Why do you think both republicans and democrats are backing this?
Actually, studies have shown that more people die from illnesses caused by metropolitan air pollution, than die from auto accidents. Adding a few more freeway lanes, along with Bush's desire to relax clean air standards isn't going to change this fact. Most auto deaths are caused by drunk drivers, tail-gaters, speeders, and dumbs#its behind the wheel. There are no provisions in R-51 for taking these people off the road.
Former Republican Sen. Slade Gorton, politician emeritus, is the pro R-51 co-chair. The State Republican Party has voted to remain neutral on the measure. King County Republicans have voted to oppose R-51, stating "A transportation plan is needed, but we're not convinced that this is the one." That hardly constitutes endorsement by both parties, does it?
Geez, three posts on this topic. Must be the caffeine! I DO appreciate and respect the diversity of opinions offered in this thread. Most importantly, get out and vote. May the best plan win