Tuesday, July 01, 2008

The $800 Million Stupid Idea

James Rowen, sometimes regarded seriously, asks a "serious" question:

Now imagine for a moment that you could ride the light rail from Brookfield or UW-M or King Drive, transfer at the InterModal station downtown, and continue on to Chicago via Amtrak, or south on the Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee commuter line?


Try this, James: take the Freeway Flyer from Waukesha, Brookfield, Hales Corners, Oak Creek, or Mequon. Get off the bus downtown, and use your feets to get to the Intermodal--then take Amtrak to Chicago.

You'll get the thrill of riding rails, and the taxpayers will save $800 million.


Billiam said...

C'mon Dad. Don't you think you're being just a little sarcastic? I mean, it's ONLY $800 Million. Doyle can get that from the transpo... er.. hmm. He can get it from someplace! He'll just use Franken-veto for it.

capper said...

Yeah, we'll need that $800 mil to give oil companies another tax break. The poor dears are suffering.

Or we could just use it for another week in Iraq.

Anonymous said...

Hey Crapper... since when did Wisconsin's state revenue start going to pay for Iraq? Is this some deal that Doyle worked out with Obama for a position in the cabinet?

And how is it that we are going to take state highway money and give a tax break to the oil companies? Who proposed that?

I recall someone proposing an oil tax and then pretending it wouldn't be passed on to consumers and I remember that the same someone created a state program that pays for the instalation of E85 pumps. Is that like a tax break for oil, or is that just a subsidy for farmers and friends who make ethanol?

I wonder how that will work out with our crop losses.

You keep dreaming crapper... just keep making it up as you go along.