The problem is . . . you keep losing. Money. My money, not yours. Because your fares don’t even cover half the T’s costs. The single biggest source of MBTA money comes from sales taxes paid by the rest of us.
So when one of the rider/whiners asked Monday, “How much do you expect the poor to pay?” she was right: How much do you freeloaders expect low-income Dorchester families to pay in sales taxes, subsidizing T rides for rich Boston College kids and downtown attorneys?
If the problem were temporary, if my T-dependent neighbors just
needed a one-time handout, I’d throw a few bucks in their cup. But the
MBTA has an addiction problem. It just keeps spending and spending and
it can’t seem to stop.
Despite having the highest debt burden of any transportation system
in America, the T plans to spend $161 million more this year than it
takes in. It’s on track to keep spending itself into the red, hitting a
projected annual loss of $308 million in 2016.
MBTA mustn’t be a gravy train - BostonHerald.com
CHECK THIS OUT MR ANDERSON AND MS CHILTON:
And where is the money going? With 631 T staffers making $100,000 or
more last year in salary and overtime, it’s not too hard to figure out.
If you’re still not sure, just ask one of the folks on the amazing MBTA
pension system, who may have retired as young as 41 with health-care
benefits for life.
THERE GOES YOUR BEST IN THE COUNTRY BALONEY!