Sunday, November 16, 2008

Great Idea Arnold

Not. Why are we not taking money from highway projects if we must take from somewhere? Seems to me that in hard times, transit funding is rather important. Yet another strike against a Governor everyone seems to think is green, but really isn't.

The governor proposes cutting state assistance to local mass transit programs by $230 million. The Legislative Analyst's Office suggests grabbing revenue not being used by the Department of Motor Vehicles ($55 million) and redirecting some funds paid by Indian casinos for transportation purposes to the state's general fund ($62.9 million).

Local transit officials point out that the budget already diverts $1.7 billion from the state's Public Transportation Account to pay for other programs.


bgfa said...

Not only is Arnold not green, he is an enemy of sustainability. I have trouble believing that anyone ever fell for his BS about being an environmental governor. The only policy he ever proposed was the stupid "hydrogen highway," a massive subsidy program for cars. Otherwise he simply undermines any real progress towards environmentalist policy.

Anonymous said...

Wow that is stupid & crooked!

Rhywun said...

Huh, maybe he IS a Republican after all.

Matt Fisher said...

I've heard in Canada some of the same crap about how our now ex-Prime Minister Harper is "green". He doesn't support a successor to the Kyoto Protocol, but now the governing Liberal/NDP "coalition" minority government does.