Gas tax pushers mislead on highway deaths

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The group Oklahomans for Safe Roads and Bridges is using misleading language in its ads to urge voters to pass a gas tax increase on September 13 (State Question 723):

”Every eight days, fourteen Oklahomans die in part because of Oklahoma’s crumbling bridges and bad roads. One of them will be a child.”

Can you find the clinton clause? The words "in part" allow them to use the total annual number of fatalities on Oklahoma's highways and bridges. Joe Kelley spotted this and has the details on his blog, The Sake of Argument.


W. Author Profile Page said:

Can you say "desperate"?

I don't know why anybody's giving this group much attention at all. With gas hoving at $2.50 a gallon and poised to go higher, this gas-tax increase proposal has as much chance of passing as me beating Lance Armstrong in a bicycle race.

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