1. People, not Corporations, "are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
Therefore, the needs of 75000+ actual human people in Cy-Fair for immediate US290 relief outweigh the needs of General Growth Properties to to "bailed out" by WE THE PEOPLE and "realize value" in it's Bridgeland holdings. Also, as we have seen with the Eversole case, the corrupting influences of developer contributions to get public money spent to generate value for particular private hands is a clear and present danger to democracy at the County level. Which Commissioner is going to jail next? Enough with "pay for play".
2. Users pay - Judge Emmett has said "there is no asphalt fairy". Wiser words were never spoken. We have to stop with activities that do not add value to society being subsidized at a loss. When some people say this, they target passenger rail, but I aim this attack without prejudice at every kind of non-value adding project. Whatever the infrastructure project, it should compete side-by-side on a cost-benefit basis with others... and we have to make sure that our value measures are not prejudiced. We also have to recognize that environmental liabilities do not show up on anyone's balance sheet, but the losses are real, and have to go into the cost-benefit equation; ask anyone who used to run a fishing business on the Lousiana Coast before Macondo.
3. Global Warming - I'm OK with temporarily putting one type of pollutant aside so long as we focus like a laser beam on others, like ground-level ozone. Having family members with asthma, who have had to go to the ER, I know that the threat to human health is real and severe. Let's focus obsessively on ozone... all other air pollutants can be expected to follow.