It's lies, of course. In this instance, those in charge of the hen house (Ultimately, the WA State Senate) have rightly made the decision to switch to the more honest stink of cattle.
The problem the CRC has with the public is that it has been repeatedly shown to lie, repeatedly shown to disregard the people (With proven policies to that effect) and repeatedly shown to be corrupt.
So, there's an article where those who will directly benefit from the stupidity of the CRC Scam are lying to us about the finances...
But how do they overcome the lies from the beginning? One can think of it as something of a microcosm of the Obama Administration: lie when they want, do what they want, screw the laws... screw the people.
From the very first lie (This is because we need a new bridge) to the lies about the money to the corruption of those like Steve Stuart and Tim Leavitt... those elected to represent US but who even go so far as to admit that they only represent themselves.
This self-serving fraud has served a purpose, however, as those watching over us... doing the job that others elected to do have willingly abrogated... protect us with the shield of information... a shield that the CRC Scammers find hard to penetrate.
This blogger has been amazed over the years at the attacks on Tiffany Couch. Notice how muted those attacks have become? Notice how quiet those who would heap hate and scorn upon her for telling us the truth have become?
How strange that someone not even a part of government does so much more to protect us than those elected.
- Tiffany LeMay Couch · Following · Top Commenter · Principal at Acuity Forensics
I would encourage all to read the actual study. Look at page 144 of the document. Add up the total revenue expected to be collected. The total? $6.499 BILLION. This is two times the amount reported under the original FEIS finance plan (total collection was $3.5 billion under that plan). They plan to collect nearly 5 times more in tolls than the Columbian is reporting here. Why is that? Another important factor of this report - they have increased tolling by 15 years over the original FEIS, to year 2060. This will greatly impact interest paid on bonds. Also, I would encourage you to look at CDM Smith's track record in the accuracy of their "investment grade studies" in other States' projects, including our own Tacoma Narrows Bridge.
What used to be the incessant yammering of the CRC Scammers in their abortive effort to lie the opposition into submission now has been reduced to a drip, drip, drip of lies from those who are bent on ignoring the people of this county who do... not.... want this.
I've been telling people for years of this rip off and using this blog to flail away at the lies of Stuart's and Leavitt's corruption and arrogance. I've frequently quoted my best guesstimate that this massive waste of money, unparallelled in the region, would at least cost us $10 billion.
Tiffany's extrapolations tend to support that.
And now, after all these years, I'm still waiting to see the release of any studies that explain the economic impacts of sucking a $100 million+ out of our local economy to begin with, each and every year for the next 45 years.
Why don't the CRC Scammers ever talk about that?
So, ODOT makes up an analysis that flies in the face of other analyses that show the severe and varied built-in weaknesses of the fantasy CRC Scammers use to support this idiocy.
This series of lies from ODOT is just them... doing that.