By: Diane Benjamin
Some people think Medicare for All would be fabulous. Dig slightly deeper folks, it would be a disaster!
Compare Medicare for All to Connect Transit. Some people think access to public transportation is a “right”, these same people think healthcare is a “right”. Neither are “rights” because both require other people to pay for what you want. Under our system of government you don’t have a “right” to other people’s stuff. Every form of government that thinks you are collapses because people will not work hard so government can steal their stuff and hand it to somebody who didn’t work for it. (socialism, communism)
This is worse:
Connect Transit found it can’t serve everybody, so staff decided who can be served and who can’t. Then an un-elected Board rubber-stamps the staffs decisions. More emails received by FOIA:
Medicare for all will be no different. Unseen bureaucrats will decide who is worthy of care and who has to just “tale a pill” until they die. Connect Transit is discriminating, so will Medicare for All.
Government programs are not capable of serving everybody.
Quit electing people who claim they can!
The good news is Connect Transit had a smaller un-audited loss than they expected.
The budgeted loss was $11,616,000. Connect only lost $10,770,071.
The new fiscal year started July 1. The budgeted loss for the new year is $12,080,000
PDF page 10 shows they are well on their way – July has a loss of $879,819.
Revenue was dismal:
PDF page 18 shows 1 more person per hour rode the bus than last July. Connect calls that a 5.7% increase. Even with a 100% increase the buses would still be mostly empty.
Connect Mobility had a 3.8% decrease in ridership, less than 1 person.
See how numbers can be made to say whatever message is desired?
See PDF page 32. Connect has a marketing plan to increase ridership. It doesn’t include serving people who can’t access a bus now.
PDF page 101 has this gem:
It is immaterial that transportation is changing and it may not be needed in 5-10 year, they have the money. Yours.