Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Abominable Commentary

A JT editorial yesterday criticized, as boneheaded, state Representative Robin Vos' vote to do away with regional transit authorities in our area.

From the editorial: The unelected "abomination" criticism from Vos that transit authorities would spend tax money, even though those boards were not elected, feeds into the recent rise in anti-taxing frenzy - including an advisory referendum in Racine County on "new taxes" for transit or rail that was defeated by a large margin.

So we have a representative who opposes taxation without representation and who recognizes that taxes for rail or mass transit are very unpopular, all while acting in accordance with the wishes of his constituents. What an outrage!

The JT I suppose would rather our representatives dismiss the concerns of rubes, ie the public, while returning to pre-revolutionary days when taxes were foisted upon us by royalty.

I prefer Robin Vos' vision.


Anonymous said...

We should celebrate the death of RTAs as much as we do that of OBL.

Also, why does one need Madison's blessing to form an RTA? Why can't bodies X, Y, & Z cooperate on their own (with elected leaders)?

Now we need to go after the votech taxing monsters that have unelected royalty.

Nemo said...

It looks like Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha will never gain the fame of North Haverbrook, Ogdenville or even Brockway. sigh. heh.

Anonymous said...

The Journal Times should just rename to The John Dickert Times, they are nothing but a propaganda tool of the mayor.