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Sure, You Can Trust The Government: Part Whatever

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Port Authority officials: Battle over toll hikes was all for show


……………….The thing is, a former Port Authority official told The Star-Ledger, “It was all bullshit.”

From the start, the fix was in, said that former official and five others who occupied key Port Authority posts when the toll hike was rolled out and eventually approved.

The whole process, the authority officials said, was orchestrated from the outset to make the governors look good even as they reached deeper, through the long arm of the authority, into the public’s pockets…………..

………….The first proposal disclosed to the public, the former officials explained, was deliberately inflated. Also planned was Christie and Cuomo’s shocked — shocked! — reaction and an unusual one-day series of eight public hearings. Those hearings were all held during the morning or evening rush hours to discourage attendance by irate commuters, but were stacked with union members who backed the hike because of the construction jobs it would fund.

All this, the sources said, was designed to set up the governors’ ostensibly reluctant approval of a more modest hike, accompanied by their stern admonitions that this was it and that the agency had better get its financial house in order once and for all.

But it was all Hollywood on the Hudson, the six sources said, scripted all the way through.
“They knew what the toll increase would be,” said one former official. “They set the governors up to look like heroes. It was all a farce.”……………


  1. anonymous wrote:

    Rejoice citizens!!! Do you see what was accomplished when both parties worked together on this issue? It is by far the best way to have positive results. Win Win for everybody!!

    How are certain voters so blinded by feel good intentions and then do not judge the actual results?

    Monday, March 3, 2014 at 10:59 am | Permalink
  2. admin wrote:

    The results were great. Just not for us.

    Monday, March 3, 2014 at 11:11 am | Permalink

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