Arnold plans to shaft public transit

In today’s LA Times front page story entitled “Gov’s budget plan: no deficit, more debt” it reads that he plans “to use a $1.1 billion windfall from the sales tax on gas–the results of soaring prices at the pump last year–to plug holes in the budget instead of spending the money on public transit projects.”

How sweet. We are hit with increased fuel costs including fuel sales tax, Measure M, and our governor can’t wait to take money away from “those who can’t afford to fight back–the transit rider.” Bart Reed, executive director of the Transit Coalition.

“When asked why he robbed banks, bank robber Willie Sutton answered, BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE THE MONEY WAS.” Sounds like our Legislature.

What’s your view of this latest transportation theft from Sacramento?

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