Republicans know that urban areas are diverse. Millions of Americans use public transportation. Cars have to be parked. Cars require gas stations. Cars, with the cost of gasoline, are, in my opinion, making a huge and lasting dent in household budgets which has enriched oil companies at the expense of everyone else.
Without public transit, Americans, will be captured by the oil companies forever.
Without public transit, American commerce will disappear. Public parks, public lands, public schools, public libraries, public health, and all aspects of the pubic good will end forever. The oil companies win. Our country becomes unrecognizable; one nation under Exxon.
This is no dream for America. It is legalized larceny.
-purpledot, boston. comment on nytimes article, 09.02.12.