Friday, February 21, 2014

Nothing like a bridge to distract people

 (my comment on the article)
Let me start this by saying I am not a 'right wing anti transit tea bagger'.
If you must know I voted green party in the last election. Those people that attempt to paint everyone who has opposite opinions from themselves as "nuts' are nothing but the 'liberal' (for lack of a better word) example of the same thing they accuse the tea baggers of. Intolerance and closed mindedness.

No matter how many pretty pictures they produce, no matter how many 'socially relevant' names or contests to find names, this is a pork project costing $1.5 billion to a town that already had transit service ,it adds nothing to the already existing network.

There are so many places that could have used that $1.5 billion to actually improve transit services rather than change them from one mode to the other.

Pork Definition:
"""1: Personally motivated spending of government funds by politicians. Spending the wealth of the people but not in the interests of the people."""

Truthfully ask yourselves, who exactly is this project benefiting? It's sure not the people who use transit that much is obvious.

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