Does Southeast Texas even have public transport?

17 Sep
Does Southeast Texas even have public transport?

Tea Bag Protesters at the 9/12 DC rally

I wasn’t going to go there. I wasn’t going to bring back up the Tea Party crew, or their recent march on the Mall, but post protest news has just been too weird to pass up.  I mean, you can ignore socialist/Muslim/Hitler claims, brushing them off as crazy talk, but then came recent news from one of our very own U.S. Representatives.

It turns out that Texas Rep. Kevin Brady (R) made The Wall Street Journal today after he released a formal compliant to the Washington Metro.  He claims that the system didn’t prepare properly for the number of protesters.

“These individuals came all the way from Southeast Texas to protest the excessive spending and growing government intrusion by the 111th Congress and the new Obama administration.  These participants, whose tax dollars were used to create and maintain this public transit system, were frustrated and disappointed that our nation’s capital did not make a great effort to simply provide a basic level of transit for them.”

Rep. Brady, hundreds of thousands of people use the metro to get to work, play, home, and school every week here in the district.  We miss trains, deal with delays and overcrowding nearly every day.  So please tell me, why didn’t you stand up for the District when you voted against additional funding for the Metro system when we really needed it?  Probably because you assumed our representatives would take care of that.  Oh. Wait. We don’t have any.  You and your colleagues voted against THAT as well.

Do you want less government involvement or not?  You can’t have both.

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