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Keep Missouri Money in Missouri with TEA

The Transportation Empowerment Act gives states control and funding for their roads. It is a far superior to the Highway Trust Fund, which is slush fund for pork projects. Transportation Empowerment Act (TEA) from Senator Mike Lee would gradually shift federal gasoline taxes from Washington back to the states where they were collected without a Washington DC handling fee and without strings attached. TEA embodies an idea I first heard from Ronald Reaganwhen he was governor of California. Read more →

Transportation in the 21st Century Event

You can’t get there from here. The way people get from here to there–and how they pay for the privilege–is about to change. We want you to have a say in the future of transportation. To help, Heritage Action for America is teaming up with St. Louis Tea Party Coalition to put on a Transportation Empowerment night on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Speakers Include: [gallery ids=“16213,16214,16215”] Read more →

Surprised? Transportation Empowerment Act Was Ronald Reagan’s Idea—In 1967!

Last week I blogged that Ronald Reagan would love the Transportation Empowerment Act (TEA). I included audio of Reagan talking to Bill Buckley on Firing Line about the burden on states from onerous federal taxes and grants. Forgive me, but that was sort of a tease. Here’s the meat: Reagan wrote a proposal for the Republican Governors’ Conference of 1967 to allow states to keep about 2 percent of all federal taxes raised in the state. Read more →

Video: Ronald Reagan Wants the Transportation Empowerment Act

Want to fix Missouri’s roads and cut taxes at the same time? Well, two American conservative icons showed us the way almost 50 years ago. The Establishment likes to attack grassroots conservatives by claiming Reagan would have opposed the Tea Party. They’re wrong, of course, and the Transportation Empowerment Act tells us why. In 1967, shortly after Ronald Reagan became governor of California, William F. Buckley Jr. asked Governor Reagan if was even possible to be an effective governor. Read more →