Saturday, November 13, 2010

New study reveals true motivation behind push for 3-C passenger rail line....

We've always wondered how any rational individual believes it's a good idea to spend millions we don't have for something we won't use in the face of the biggest fiscal crisis in Ohio history.

Well, now we know their true motivations...
WASHINGTON, DC–A study released Monday by the American Public Transportation Association reveals that 98 percent of Americans support the use of mass transit by others.

"With traffic congestion, pollution, and oil shortages all getting worse, now is the time to shift to affordable, efficient public transportation," APTA director Howard Collier said. "Fortunately, as this report shows, Americans have finally recognized the need for everyone else to do exactly that."


"Expanding mass transit isn't just a good idea, it's a necessity," Holland said. "My drive to work is unbelievable. I spend more than two hours stuck in 12 lanes of traffic. It's about time somebody did something to get some of these other cars off the road."


"Improving public transportation will do a great deal of good, creating jobs, revitalizing downtown areas, and reducing pollution," Sager said. "It also means a lot to me personally, as it should cut 20 to 25 minutes off my morning drive."


Collier said he hopes the study serves as a wake-up call to Americans. In conjunction with its release, the APTA is kicking off a campaign to promote mass transit with the slogan, "Take The Bus... I'll Be Glad You Did."

The campaign is intended to de-emphasize the inconvenience and social stigma associated with using public transportation, focusing instead on the positives. Among these positives: the health benefits of getting fresh air while waiting at the bus stop, the chance to meet interesting people from a diverse array of low-paying service-sector jobs, and the opportunity to learn new languages by reading subway ads written in Spanish.

"People need to realize that public transportation isn't just for some poor sucker to take to work," Collier said. "He should also be taking it to the shopping mall, the supermarket, and the laundromat."
Yes, this article is from The Onion.

But it honestly had ya going for a bit, eh? Shows ya just how shady some of the 3-C disciples really are.


  1. BUt, on the serious side, it is EXACTLy how the proponents of this disaster think- do as I say, but not as I do!

  2. You're citing the Onion.

    Meanwhile, you support a Bush tax cut that we can't afford. And Kasich enacting a tax cut that will cost over 8 times more than the State's share of the startup costs for the 3C.

    If we cannot afford the 3C, then you must agree that we can't afford in our budget over $824 million in tax cuts.

    Until you're willing to admit the unaffordability of the tax cuts, your criticisms are just empty partisan rhetoric.

    You can't possibly single out the 3C as cost-prohibitive at the expense of ignoring a substantially more costly tax cut proposal and call yourself a fiscal conservative.

  3. Tax cuts, on money that is OURS not the governments? How about cutting SPENDING first, just as we have to do when the head of the house has to tax a pay cut.

    WE the PEOPLE are the employers of the Congress and the Executive Branch- We the PEOPLE spoke loudly and clearly on 2 November,

    We can afford the easing of the tax rates, and make them permanent. If one tithes, God gets 10 percent of the gross income. Why can't the fed and state governments survuve on that themselves?

    One is a fiscal conservative when one points out a boondoggle that is unnecessary and for which we cannot pay.

  4. Economics 101: Taxes are a drag on the economy.

  5. Accounting 101: If you don't cut spending when you cut revenues, deficits happen.

    Republicans fail this lesson every time

  6. The economy is not a static model, as evidenced by tax cuts under Reagan and Kennedy, which resulted in more tax revenue.

    Let's stick with ME's green eyeshade accounting model and cut spending -- big time, starting with Obamacare.


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