Re: Bush Transport Budget Analysis
- A few thoughts...
I'd prefer a politician who would do what is right for me, not just do
what I want. I don't believe that our executive party is focusing on
policy that is good for the future of the country, if indeed they even
know what that policy is.
I think that it is always necessary to separate the symptom of a
problem from its source. Is there any doubt that politics in this
country focuses on symptoms?
Problem: "Sprawl is bad"
Solution: "Lets build more parks, and widen the roads!"
REAL problem:"We build our dwelling places with no regard for patterns
REAL Solution: We need workable design patterns for our subdivisions.
The ones we have now suck.
I think we're all in denial on some level...! Driving is easier than
walking, therefore I drive instead of walk. Am I better off by doing
so? Truth is, WE don't know what is good for us, so we depend on
someone in government to know.
I'm a big believer in capitalism", but I think it's clear that if
people can delude themselves into thinking that they're better off
driving, then we can't expect our government to escape this delusion
Many Americans probably have never taken a train, and might wonder why
we even have train service to begin with. They don't know better, and
they never will. How can they, when every other advertisement on TV is
an automobile commercial?