Great Letter on Opat the Spender
By Andrew Richter
Now this letter was more well written than perhaps even I could do;
Hennepin County Commissioner Mike Opat complained in a recent letter to the editor (“Minneapolis streetcar plan is bad for the region and suburbs,” Feb. 20) that the city of Minneapolis might take a cut of the county transit tax for its streetcar project. This is just more of the kettle calling the pot black. Opat wants to keep it all for the light rail boondoggle. These politicians are always in a feeding frenzy like vultures on road kill, otherwise known as the people’s taxes.
You mean the money isn’t theirs?
Opat’s description of street car as having “allure and charm” but “high cost, short distance and frequent stops” could also be applied to light rail. But the chairman sees the big picture while Minneapolis is selfish and “hyper-local.”
Opat couldn’t see the big picture if it ran him over.
My guess is that these DFL’s won’t really fight over the money. It’s much easier to just raise the transit tax or create a new one to subsidize all their utopian schemes.
Couldn’t have said it better myself!
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