By: Diane Benjamin
Common sense doesn’t exist when government makes decisions. They don’t have a right to your money to enact their Utopian plans of progress that does nothing but throw your money away. This country wasn’t founded for government, it was founded so individuals could chart their own course.
Sadly government has taken away your right to run your own life!
Think Connect Transit. Budgeting a loss of $12 million a year just to claim an award-winning transit system is beyond ridiculous. Personal responsibility has been replaced by government must take care of people because they aren’t capable of taking care of themselves. The fastest way to demand personal responsibility is quit creating dependence on government.
I can hear the progressives now! People wouldn’t be able to get to work and school without Connect Transit. That is a lie repeated over and over to make people dependent. People have always been resilient when challenged and most find themselves much better off without government determining their life for them.
This story spells out why Connect Transit needs to be abolished: http://www.newgeography.com/content/005596-reason-1-end-transit-subsidies-it-s-most-costly-transportation-we-have
The National Transit Database says agencies spent more than $64 billion in 2015 yet collected less than $16 billion in fares. They carried about 55 billion passenger miles, for an average cost of $1.15 per passenger mile, of which 87 cents was subsidized. No other major mode of passenger transportation is anywhere near this expensive.
Transit is expensive because it is subsidized. Lacking any need to keep costs within revenues, transit agencies spend way too much money accomplishing far too little. It is time to stop all transportation subsidies, but as the most-heavily subsidized form of transportation, transit should be the priority.
There’s that common sense again.
Too bad nobody in McLean County government has any.
Thanks to a reader for sending me this story!