Comment 32935

By A Smith (anonymous) | Posted August 19, 2009 at 17:43:30

Jason >> It boggles my mind how we can allow a small band of squelchers and old-fashioned thinking to hold us back

What percentage of people in Hamilton would rather ride their bikes than drive their cars? Give me a figure? 2%, 5%, 25%, 50%? If it's more than 50%, then why aren't politicians getting flooded with angry mail from their constituents? Where are the protests?

If it's less than 50%, then you're suffering at the hands of your blessed democracy. You, Ryan and others that love the idea that the majority vote should dictate how all tax dollars are spent are getting exactly what you call for, rule by the majority.

I, on the other hand, DON'T like the idea that the majority should decide where all the tax dollars are spent. I would rather every person keep as much of his/her money as possible, such that they could build their own infrastructure without having to go convince the majority to go along with it.

If you believe in big government, then you deserve to get only what the majority thinks you should. In Hamilton's case, it's lots of roads for cars and trucks and sh!t all for cyclists. Oh, well, that's democracy.

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