By: Diane Benjamin
Remember that almost $1 Trillion stimulus plan for shovel ready infrastructure jobs that weren’t so shovel ready? Remember how your Motor Fuel Tax dollars aren’t being spent on roads, instead billions have been diverted to high-speed rail that isn’t so high-speed?
The below is included in the packet for next Monday’s City Council meeting. Tari, last year the City borrowed $10,000,000 for roads, it fixed a few. Last year you forced a .04 a gallon Motor Fuel Tax on the citizens. In the 2016 budget the ONLY money you are spending on infrastructure is money generated by this Motor Fuel Tax. You are “standing up for transportation”?
I thought partisan politics has no place on the City Council Tari. How about telling us where this came form?
Here’s the truth – this has nothing to do with transportation, as in improving roads. It’s all about PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. See this link: http://voicesforpublictransit.org/
Whether you ride or not, public transportation benefits all of us. It reduces pollution, eases traffic congestion, and helps our communities thrive. In cities, suburbs, and rural America, public transit provides vital connections to jobs, education, medical care, and our larger communities. Help us keep America moving.
We’ve all seen this game before Tari – government attempting to control our behavior. We’ve seen the fake economic activity claims before too. We already know that government taking our money for your deemed essential projects is nothing more than theft and redistribution of our wealth.
No surprise – most of the supporters are government, even though the first link claims citizens are behind it. That link even has a “Community Organizing” tab. (If we can just get you out of your car . . . . .)
Does this mean more money for local public transportation is going to come up AFTER THE ELECTION Tari? It all sounds great, until taxpayers get the bill.