Thursday, July 03, 2008

More on the Government's Savage Increase in Road User Charges.

Was the secret, sudden and savage increase in Road User Charges on the same day the Labour Government completed the purchase of Toll Rail simply a mechanism to abruptly increase the value of the railway they purchased that day - a non-road using transport asset?

Was an increase in RUC's part of the sales agreement with Toll - who have a sweet heart deal for some years on rail linehaul charges and access to key transport infrastructure linked directly to the railway network?

Given the paucity of information on the purchase and the Machiavellian and unapologetic approach of Dr Cullen to the public accounts nothing can be discounted.

See here for a good summary of the questions put to Dr Cullen and so far unanswered.

I smell an awful stink.

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