They have successfully been able to separate themselves from the reality of the world around us.
They don't seem to realize that record number of people in America find themselves on FOOD STAMPS.
They don't understand that transit agencies around this country have gone after RIDERS (by cutting services) and their EMPLOYEES (by cutting health care) to keep the insanity going.
Executive salaries never decrease, not only do executive salaries never decrease but the already FAT BLOATED bureaucracy keeps getting FATTER AND FATTER.
We have our very own executives whining about the $5 million that it will cost to keep our decent health care, all the while spending $250,000,000 PER MILE to build this silly light rail line to a town of 20,000 people. The total is $1.5 billion yet the elite whine about our measly $5,000,000.
(oh but the money can only be used for expansion the apologists tell us. I say to them, do you not see with your very own eyes a system that is fixed to do the bidding of the elites?)
I am against MLR for the same reason I am against the war in IRAQ.
It's pornographic, worse than the worse pornography that you find on the internet.
They raised up the fares on a population that is dependent on transit and REALLY CANNOT AFFORD this additional expense.
And they abrogated our contract and left us with medical expenses that we thought we had covered.
All the while spending $1.5 BILLION DOLLARS on a train to a little town.
MLR insults my intelligence.
"We don't have any money" they tell us.
"We have to cut service" they tell us.
"If we don't have a 'sustainable' labor contract all will be lost' they tell us.
All the while building a $1.5 BILLION dollar light rail to a tiny town.
But some say, "the feds are giving away the money should we not take it?"
Does that justify any of the above? Absolutely not! The feds are just part of the insanity.
I don't support MLR because it is pornographic.
I don't support MLR because it insults my intelligence.