This is my view of the transportation bill our Legislature passed and Gov. Corbett signed last month.
• Our governor, a “Republican In Name Only,” bribed the rural counties' representatives by restoring their Walking Around Money. Business as usual has returned to Harrisburg.
• Take a look around. Every pickup truck pays at least $81 for its yearly registration; every SUV/crossover pays $39. Where has the money gone?
The gas tax increases will be paid for by everyone, plain and simple.
The Port Authority will be crying poverty within five years. Why? No private company ever made money in Pittsburgh or Allegheny County, yet 50 years ago someone believed that socialized public transportation was a good idea, much like President Johnson's “Great Society.”
We believed that we voted for leaders who would live within their means.
We were wrong.
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