At first I thought it must be an April Fool's joke.
On the April 1 issue of the Hamilton Spectator, a letter writer complained about the city spending $6 million on new buses. "As a citizen who doesn't ride the bus, I ask why my taxes are being spent on busing other people around this city."
He went on to point out that the city didn't pay for his car and doesn't pony up for his gas or insurance.
I think it's high time the people riding public transit pay their own way like the rest of us. If the city needs new buses, let the riders bear the cost. They certainly don't shoulder my expenses. Why should I shoulder theirs?
If people had to pay the real cost for their transportation choices, this letter writer ("Let the riders buy new buses", April 1) would almost certainly do much less driving.
My property tax went up $500 last year to help subsidize a highway I'll never use. I don't see him offering to reimburse me.
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