“Light rail is about wasting taxpayers money”
~~~>oh come on mr “””””,
so they sit around the table all the big shots and say,
‘hmm, what can we think of next in order to waste the tax payers money eh?’
“It's being forced upon us by government.”
~~>You mean like the war in Iraq, which of course makes the light rail debate moot in terms of $$$$.
“I would support rail, if it was self supporting, but it is not.”
~~>And highways are self supporting? GIMME A BREAK!
“I think alot of the comment writers here are actually libertarians who have a grudge against light rail and just about any other public investment, save for roads”
~~>I guess you figured that out did ya? Doesn’t take long to see where these folks are at.
Anything that helps the public they hate.
“only 5 % of the Metro (greater
~~PATHETIC, COMPLETELY PATHETIC, go out sometimes and look at the buses and trains around 5pm weekdays. Stop living in your world blinded by your own ideology.
“If there is any increase in taxes, they should go to schools, police and fire and social services,not diverted to Light Rail. Especially in times like we are in today.”
~~>Same old gibberish from the same old clucking chickens of the Portland Tribune blog. Anything that helps the public, FORGET IT!
“TriMet needs to live within it's means like the rest of us do!”
~~>Oh I see, like the federal government that just prints money whenever it needs it, or Enron, just cook the books, or how bout the crooks in the savings and loan industry.
WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE!
“Urban Renewal takes money that would have gone to Schools, Police, Fire and Social services and diverts it to Projects like Light Rail”
~~>HEY ******* [word censored by Tribune] , transit is a form of social service, DUH?
“Light rail has proven over 29n years to not to reduce congestion.Not to attrack business or development.Not to be sustainable.”
~~>YAWN, what’s your answer smart guy? Build more roads? Do nothing? SHEESH, and you call yourself educated?
THESE FOLKS ARE JUST BORING, THE SAME OLD ARGUMENT DAY AFTER DAY, MONTH AFTER MONTH, YEAR AFTER YEAR.
All they can do is blog their idiotic point of view, because basically nobody agrees with them.