« Last post by clvlndr on Yesterday at 09:48:22 PM »
^I'm talking about the pols. The first 3 words in the previous article about transit cuts are "House Republicans oppose ..." There has been consistent, and justified, concern and complaint about Ohio's pitifully small transit funding by the state. And with Republicans in control, the situation is not only NOT getting better, it's getting worse... John Kasich, who now is trying to repackage himself as a moderate per his presidential aspirations, killed the job-creating, economy/people movement-enhancing Amtrak 3-Cs rail project shortly after taking office in 2010. The now sadly gravely ill ex Cong. Steve LaTourette, a moderate Republican, favored Amtrak and gave up fighting the right-wing Ohio Republican onslaught on, among other things, urban issues and transit. LaTourette grew frustrated and opted out.
It's pretty clear its a partisan issue. Republicans are transit oppose-rs/destroyers all around the nation, but particularly in Ohio.... But for folks to say it's both parties, is a cop-out and it only serves to keep Republican regressive ideals on these issues, firmly entrenched. -- have Democrats not been as strong in opposition? Yes, but that's exactly what I'm talking about... Somebody's got to take a stand.