Comment 35012

By madmatt (anonymous) | Posted October 28, 2009 at 14:39:18

A Smith >>If mass transit is a valuable service, consumers will pay for it and businesses will provide it. It's that simple. The fact that the HSR needs taxpayers subsidies to survive, puts it in the league of other failed companies, such as AIG, Citibank and Chrysler. Only providers that can't manage resources effectively need the government to prop them up

I've got a great idea to save the city a HUGE amount of cash that will also stimulate our poor insurance industry; why not scrap the Fire Dept. and go back to the good old days of private insurance company run fire fighters? The ultimate free enterprise user pay system!! "Your house in fire but, sorry, you're not our customer. Call your own insurance company."

Private bus companies providing inner city service? Yeah, right. Even Greyhound has to ask for government cash to operate. Public transit, like the fire dept, is not meant to turn a profit (although that would be great), it is meant to serve the GREATER PUBLIC!!!!

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