Saturday, July 7, 2012

Keep jobs downtown. Its more efficient. Sprawl is wasteful.

Anything but the car: My comments on the P-G article on the June 8 transit protest: If you live in a house built since 1950 or so, on a street that was built since 1950 or so, YOU are the problem. Since you moved 15 to 30 miles out, instead of staying in the city where your (great-)grandparents lived, you are expecting the taxpayer to fund the cost of both transit *and* all those wide, suburban thoroughfares for your cars to travel on. The state cannot afford to fix roads and bridges OR fund transit. Something has to give, and really both are (raising taxes to fix roads is a different argument, though intimately related), but transit is getting the headlines.
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Monday, July 2, 2012

1% uses fake fiscal "crisis" to steal workers' pensions

Port Authority votes to cut jobs, routes in fall | TribLIVE: "Bland said state officials have indicated they won’t move to increase funding to the cash-strapped agency until it obtains major concessions from the union — including savings on future retirees’ health-care and pension costs, which make up about one-fifth of the budget. The state provides about 45 percent of the agency’s operating money."

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