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PinkoDonkey Donating Member (112 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:36 PM
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Tea Party Protesters Protest D.C. Metro Service
From the WSJ:

Protesters who attended Saturdays Tea Party rally in Washington found a new reason to be upset: Apparently they are unhappy with the level of service provided by the subway system.

Rep. Kevin Brady called for a government investigation into whether the government-run subway system adequately prepared for this weekends rally to protest government spending and government services.


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:banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

They protest government spending and then complain about poor government services. They think the government is too inefficient to handle health care--so dreadfully inefficient that private enterprise would never be able to compete with it. They want the government out of their Medicare.

My head just exploded (and not in a pleasant way). What the hell sort of universe did I wake up in this morning?

Was it this?

There is no point in engaging these people but there is no strong moderate conservative leader to sideline them.

Side note:
It's my understand that the DC Metro receives no dedicated government funding unlike many other local mass transit systems. It relies entirely on fares for its regular operation and must wrangle money from two state governments and the federal government for larger construction projects like the Silver Line. (I could be wrong. Please correct me if I am.) So this notion that the government isn't spending enough on Metro is in fact correct.

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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:40 PM
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1. This was a very good thread on the very same subject -
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PinkoDonkey Donating Member (112 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:32 AM
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5. My apologies.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:08 PM
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6. Oh, no - no, please, no reason to apologize.....
I just thought you'd enjoy seeing some of the comments already made about that very same topic.

No apologies, please. You did nothing wrong. I apologize if my post made you feel bad. That was never my intention.

And, belatedly, welcome to DU................ :hi:
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AnnieBW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:41 PM
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2. Any DC-area resident can tell you that Metro sucks on weekends
Geeze... I hate these seagull protesters. They fly in, make a lot of noise, crap all over everything, then fly away.
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:14 PM
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4. Metro scales down its service on weekends,
and fully informs the public, so I won't say 'sucks!' And thats one way to try to cut costs, of course.
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Louisiana1976 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:53 PM
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3. Love the irony!
:rofl:
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:42 PM
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7. Per a Hartmann caller today, Bradley recently voted to cut funding for DC Metro
I continue to be impressed by how stupid Repukes are.
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TOOLZ Donating Member (477 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:34 PM
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8. Look, here is the full complaint from Rep. Brady!
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