With the recent Supreme Court ruling allowing local governments to take people’s land and give it to developers, I wonder how this new effort by Congress will play out.
(link on supreme court ruling http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050623/ap_on_go_su_co/scotus_seizing_property_2)
Seems there is legislation in the works to allow Private companies to build, maintain, and charge a toll for, new roads.
(Link on proposed law to Privatize toll roads http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050630/ts_nm/bizhighways_dc)
Does anyone else see the combination of these two as a serious threat? If a private company can talk the local government into taking your land, then they can build a toll road there, and charge you later to cross what was once your own land! Or am I just being alarmist?