"Dishonest scales are an abomination to the Lord,
But a just weight is His delight."
With hundreds of thousands of dollars at its disposal, Let's Go Austin's number one target to denounce seems to be, the Austin Tea Party. Let's Go Austin has run expensive newspaper ads, distributed massive amounts of mailers and even circulated a high dollar video telling Austinites, the Austin Tea Party is 1.) misleading them and 2.) is behind the campaign against Prop. 1. They even hired U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett to smear the Austin Tea Party, telling Austinites we were misleading them on the issue of light rail.Read the whole thing here.
This multithousand dollar PAC is spreading lies and deception and using the Austin Tea Party as their fall guy. They claim we are misleading the public on the light rail issue. Not true. But we have referred Austinites to http://norailtax.com/ to get the facts. By the way, Citizens Against Rail Taxes uses the same numbers as Let's Go Austin, just without the deception. Secondly, they claim that we are "behind" the campaign against Prop. 1. Not true. The Austin Tea Party is not involved with the planning and financing of the campaign against Prop. 1. We have spent ZERO dollars supporting the campaign and we have in no way been involved in planning or strategizing [sic] for the campaign.
So why is this almost half a million dollar PAC taking aim at the Austin Tea Party? Pure and simple, it's an act of desperation. They can't even justify their own facts so they have to deceive the public and demonize anyone who seeks the truth. Just think, with the half a million dollars Let's Go Austin is spending on deception (SEE VIDEO), we could have started to implemented "smart signal lights". Now there's a smart investment and common sense solution to traffic congestion.