On Friday, it was announced that Governor Little will host state-wide sustainable transportation funding roundtables with business and local leaders around the state to deal with Idaho’s unprecedented growth. The Governor said, “Before and during the pandemic, Idaho is the fastest-growing state in the nation. Idaho simply will not keep up with that growth if we, as elected leaders, do not invest strategically and sustainably in our roads.” He went on to say, “We have an obligation as elected leaders to confront the growing list of underfunded transportation projects across Idaho with a sustainable funding plan moving forward. We must take steps now to preserve your precious time and make our transportation system safer. I’m actively working with my legislative partners on a plan right now.” HIGHER GAS TAX COMING!
This is nothing more than doublespeak that you will be getting a GAS tax hike very shortly just like they pushed through in 2015. Rep. Priscilla Giddings reported in her weekly outreach that members of the house pushed back on any gas tax hike and advanced H342 a transportation funding package that would increase funding for transportation without raising taxes. It should be noted that in a March 18th press release, the Governor agreed to accept another $1.89 billion in federal money for long-range investments allowing hundreds of millions of borrowed federal money to be used for Idaho’s infrastructure projects over the next 4 years. It appears that rumors are mounting that the liberal voting free-spending senate will amend house bill H342 to include a 4-cent gas tax.
You can be sure, folks, that if IACI wants this tax it will become a reality and place a further burden on those who can least afford it. Property valuations rising 30 to 40% along with rising inflation in food, energy, and housing prices is going to put a huge strain on those families with modest incomes. Why is it that those least able to afford these increases are always hit the hardest? It’s because the elitist crony RINOs know they don’t pay to support their reelection campaigns so why would they care if their taxes go up.
While we are on the subject of unfair taxes, there is another issue that came up this week which showed us that some people are fighting back and this came in the form of a $10 million lawsuit against Boise State University filed by Big City Coffee whose contract was canceled by Boise State because of their support for our police. This did not fit in with the Boise State administration’s extreme social justice agenda. It’s time for our legislators to take this partially public financed institution to task and rein in some of our taxpayer money that it distributes to this School and three others.
We have allowed these schools too much latitude in deciding that social justice courses should be part of a student’s curriculum. If these four colleges are being given over $600 million of our tax dollars, we need to have a say in what they are teaching our children. It is interesting to note that just this past week one of Boise State’s former adjunct professors was arrested for allegedly defacing the statue of Lincoln in Julia Davis Park. This is a radical leftist who would like to defund the police and now that he was arrested, he will probably be more adamant about defunding our police. These types of actions by a former professor have to make you wonder just what kind of people are teaching our children at these colleges.
We can tell you that our current republican legislators are probably the worst EVER when it comes to being conservative according to their voting records as gauged by the Idaho Freedom Foundation Index. https://idahofreedom.org/freedom-index/ These cronies are the cause of many of the problems in our state yet you continue to vote them in office year after year. If you want change, you need to go to the polls and know who you’re voting for. Your next chance is 2022 — let’s get rid of these RINOs!
A list of Idaho’s republican (RINO) representatives who voted conservative less than 70% of the time.
These are your not-so-conservative representatives in the Idaho Legislature. WHY??
|Scott C Grow||14||55%|
|Lori Den Hartog||22||55%|