The Thin Green Line has been running a series of articles complaining about price increases and service cuts at the local MTA. I will leave aside for today the critique I have been putting in the comment section of that blog, which is that if you really care about transit service for the working poor, then you never should have started down the light rail path in the first place. Light rail is an expensive yuppie toy that inevitably, through its high costs and continuing capital requirements, starves money from the bus services that the working poor actually depend on.
But anyway, I thought it was endemic of a certain type of political outlook that the author could write this with a totally straight face:
Also problematic is that the MTA did not hit drivers and riders equally [with proposed fee and fair increases].
Wow! You mean a price increase for a service does not hit users and non-users of that service equally? On what planet does one have to live on to believe that they should?