Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Stick em up Peter

A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial calls for some "bold, new initiatives" to improve Milwaukee's transit system. No surprise there. But how to pay for the improvements?

No problem. "No robbing of Peter to pay Paul need occur, particularly if new funding sources can be tapped..."

If I am not mistaken, funding for government comes from taxes. And transit users do not pay enough to cover the costs of the transit system. So the difference is payed for by taxpayers who do not use the transit system. How is that not robbing Peter (non transit users) to pay Paul (transit users)?

2 comments:

ermegj@yahoo.com said...

Denis,
I'm working for a local campaign in Racine and would love to add you to my media list to send out press releases, etc. Would it be possible to get your email address? (of course you can find out exactly who I'm working for as well)

Thanks
George

Denis Navratil said...

I need more info George before I give out my email address. Feel free to call me.