Re: “Bus plan calls for tax” (TNT, 7-11).
The Pierce Transit board is way too far removed from the reality of this economy. To even think of raising taxes for this boondoggle proves that it has missed the bus.
Don’t get me wrong; I do not mind helping public transportation projects get started and on their way, but I do not want this millstone around my neck for eternity. They need to cut costs from the inside like every household in the county has been doing lately.
All public projects – whether transportation, swimming pools or skating rinks – need to be put before the people as to how much they will cost to get off the ground and when they will be self-sufficient.
Yes, this means if you ride the bus you will need to eventually pay the entire cost of riding; the same goes for skating or swimming. If there is not enough public interest to make it stand on its own it should be left to private interests. And this includes golf courses as well.