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Thanks to Westword for linking here in their post on my campaign for RTD Board of Directors in District E.


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In short, I believe one of our major political issues today is a corrupt corporatist two-party duopoly that is only concerned with maintaining power & enriching their cronies via government power & your tax money.



Help me fight crony-capitalism & for your needs as a tax paying citizen. Everyone (not just 47%) in the Regional Transportation District pays sales tax to RTD. You should benefit, not developers & other corporatists.



Drop me a line at dave@dkwilliams.net or call me at 303-588-2731



And remember, Dave Williams is last on your ballot, but first in your heart!

Stop eminent domain abuse by RTD. Vote Dave Williams, District E


Eminent domain abuse by RTD is one of my major concerns as a candidate for Board of Directors in District E.

RTD has used the process to condemn land not just for rail expansion, but for developers to build near light rail stops.

While legal, it is immoral to force a property owner to give up his land so the government can sell it to someone else for development.

Vote Dave Williams for RTD Board of Directors District E.

(This is a nonpartisan election and will be on the same ballot as all the big races, like President and Congress, etc.)

“Last on the ballot, first in your heart!”

Find your RTD District here:

http://www.rtd-denver.com/BoardDirectors.shtml

BlueCarp

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“Full speed ahead!” The RTD light rail scam

Westminster City Councilmember Mark Kaiser is displeased with the possibility that RTD will not build the Northwest corridor line through his town.

In the March 1, 2012 edition of the Westminster Window (page 7), he complains that the people of Westminster were promised a train, and, by God, they better get one. He wrote, “It is not a system unless it is built as promised and as the voters approved in 2004.”

Like all too many, Kaiser focuses on only part of the promise. He sees the shiny train that was promised. Unfortunately, he is blind to the price tag that was also promised.

In 2004, voters approved a price tag of $894.6 million for the light rail expansion. Now RTD says the price tag is actually $1.7 billion. Like a modern, twisted version of Admiral Farragut, Kaiser says “damn the price tag, full speed ahead!”

Kaiser’s refusal to acknowledge the cost is a refusal to acknowledge reality. This blindness is a common affliction of statists – they want something, damn it, and cost means nothing. Costs are irrelevant to those with  this affliction. In the real world, however, costs matter.

Voters were duped in 2004. Giving RTD more money in 2012 would be like giving Bernie Madoff more money to invest.

Hopefully voters, despite the blindness of some, will not be played the fool again.

See "Wanted: prairie dog homes.")

Someone wants to spend money on relocating prairie dogs? They are just big rats, people. They cover the ground like kudzu. But if people really want to save them, I suggest stopping the light rail project and refunding the taxes collected for the boondoggle.


Save the prairie dogs?

A front page story on today’s Denver Post is about efforts to save prairie dogs from the wake of habitat destroying construction of a train to the airport. (See “Wanted: prairie dog homes.“)

Someone wants to spend money on relocating prairie dogs? They are just big rats, people. They cover the ground like kudzu. But if people really want to save them, I suggest stopping the light rail project and refunding the taxes collected for the boondoggle.