by Garth Kuhnhein
This meeting is in the "Belly of the Beast" where the financiers, the "money changers" will sell this "public private partnership" to the crony capitalists. Can you imagine the fees, the profits to be made in the financing of this $2.4 billion dollar project?
What: Presentation by leader of Public Private Partnerships to OKI Board
When: 10:30AM, Thursday, Oct 11th
Where: 720 East Pete Rose Way, Suite 420, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
The use of tolls impacts everyone. The cost of the tolls on trucks delivering milk and bread will be passed on to you with higher prices in the grocery stores. We should be outraged that billions of our money is being wasted by our elected and unelected officials to build bridges in Egypt and Pakistan. How did your Senator vote on Senate Bill 3576 that could have funded this bridge?
by Garth Kuhnhein
The use of tolls to fund the replacement of the Brent Spence bridge will cost all of us eternity. The the hand of big government and crony capitalism is everywhere in the tolls movement. Crony capitalists have lined up behind Julie Jansen of Duke Energy with a $2 million dollar slush fund coalition to "educate our legislators" into voting for this new tax. The coalition hired Strategic Advisers LLC to add a "spoonful of sugar to make this bad medicine go down." The tollers are steamrolling through Kentucky and Ohio with this tax that will cost you $4 or more to travel across the Ohio River. There are two meetings this week that you will want to attend.
What: NKY Tea brings Strategic Partners and OKI to talk to you.
When: 7:00PM, Monday, October 8th
Where: Boone County Library's Main Branch 1786 Burlington Pk Burlington, KY
by Legate Damar
Special-purpose districts or special district governments in the United States are independent governmental units that exist separately from, and with substantial administrative and fiscal independence from, general purpose local governments such as county, municipal, and township governments. Special districts serve limited areas and have governing boards that accomplish legislatively assigned functions using public funds. In 2007, the U.S. had more than 37,000 special district governments, but it is worthy to note that the term special district government as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau excludes school districts. The state of California leads the nation in the number of special districts with Illinois close behind. State counts of their special districts may differ from the federal count because the states may have different definitions of a special district than the U.S. Census Bureau (Click text for more information). Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen estimates there are 1,200 to 1,700 different taxing districts statewide in Kentucky with 45 different categories outlined by state law that can impose $500 million to $1.5 billion annually in fees or taxes without a directly elected board, but he can only guess at that number. No one has ever counted these special taxing districts nor has there ever been an attempt to monitor their use of the public funds (State Auditor to Look at Special Taxing Districts, 2012; Special Taxing Districts to get Scrutiny, 2012).
by Terry Donoghue
The Maysville Tea Party is hosting a rally on Saturday October 6th, from 3-5pm, at the Amvets Bingo Hall which is located at 1918 Old Main St in Maysville KY. Although it has a Maysville address it is actually located in the Old Washington Area.
The speakers will be candidates Thomas Massie and Andy Barr, other speakers include Lt. Col. Thomas Cordingly (retired), Terry Donoghue from NKY Tea Party will speak on pension reform for the State of KY and David Adams will speak on Obamacare and how it threatens Kentuckians.
For further info contact Theresa Reinhart at 606-748-1413
by Terry Donoghue
Pat Crowley of Strategic Advisors LLC and Mark Policinski who is Executive Director with OKI, will speak to Tea Party members on Monday October 8th at the Boone County Library’s Main Branch, 1786 Burlington Pk Burlington, KY, on the Brent Spence Bridge which crosses the Ohio River and links Kentucky with Ohio.
It is arguably the most important transportation link in the Cincinnati region because the bridge carries an estimated 4 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product each year. The Brent Spence Bridge is one of the 15 major interstate bridges the federal government has labeled "functionally obsolete" and unsafe. Motorists are five times more likely to have an accident on the bridge than on other interstate roadways in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
Ohio Governor John Kasich and Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear favor tolling as a way to fast-track the Brent Spence Bridge project. Even if funding was available, the timetable for building isn’t fast enough, Kasich said. He said agreeing to charge tolls could allow construction to start in 2014.
Recently, Senator Rand Paul flew into Cincinnati with President Obama and talked with him about the bridge. Senator Paul told President Obama if we wouldn’t spend money on turtle trails and squirrel sanctuaries we could afford to build the bridge. Meeting starts at 7pm. Room holds 100 people. Get there early so you can get a seat.