Not one damn dime more for transit
Here is my new slogan for how much more taxpayer money we should spend to build transportation infrastructure: Not one damn dime.
John Tory is correct that we need to build infrastructure to end gridlock, but he is wrong to assert that we need to spend additional tax money to get it done.
Tory, and Mitzie Hunter, both of the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance, wrote in the Toronto Sun last week: “Increasing numbers of leaders and residents alike know that as much as we still have waste to root out, the money we need now for transportation investment has to be raised and dedicated for that purpose alone.” Translation: Sure we know there is fraud, waste and abuse, but never mind that now. We have train lines to build. As if we can’t solve both at the same time.
Of course we could, but we would have to have in place people who were dedicated to rooting out the rot. We do not, so money is wasted in ways small and large.
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