A Toll is a Tax
No Municipality is an Island what happens on 422 tolling or at Willow Grove development happens to us all. What happens on 422 impacts us all; not only economically but also as a precedent. 422 now; 476 next and no end. Of course, not of the promoters of tolling are even lying about lowering taxes as they raise taxes on commercial drivers as well as private drivers.
Predictably: No Democrat Opposes Tolling 422.
NORRISTOWN PA June 15, 2011– The two endorsed Republican candidates campaigning to become Montgomery County (PA) commissioners in the fall general election said Wednesday they strongly opposed any plans to impose tolls on motorists using U.S. Route 422 between King of Prussia and Reading PA.
“Taxpayers have already paid for Route 422, and tolling in this circumstance is not appropriate,” said Jenny Brown, a tax attorney and local business owner. Her running mate, current Commissioner Bruce Castor, announced his opposition earlier; “County residents are taxed enough for their services in difficult economic times,” he told a newspaper last week, and added, “a toll is a tax.”
Brown is a founding partner at the Bridgeport PA law firm of Brown & Silbergeld, where she specializes in municipal finance.
Brown and Castor joined what they called “growing opposition to the toll proposal.” State lawmakers also against tolling include Lower Pottsgrove, Limerick and Pottstown Rep. Tom Quigley, as well as Reps. Michael Vereb (R-150th Dist.), David Maloney (R-130th), Marcy Toepel (R-147th), and Warren Kampf (R-157th).