[Homestead] Fear & Loathing , new Peter Schiff interview, immeninent demi
lynnw1366 at hotmail.com
Sun Jan 11 10:23:04 EST 2009
> Okay, now I am not against public transit, I think -- done right-- it
> could be smart. But again, what about people who are more rural than you
> or I ; like where roxanne or sage or gene or my parents , live. There is
> very little chance of building public transit to all of the rural hamlets
> throughout a country this large. My question might have been better put
> by asking how do we make up for those people who must continue to drive
> above average distances, from need, not want?
I'm also one of those people; it's 50+ miles to the nearest small 'city'
(30,000-40,000 people). The solution, as I see it, is to have more
self-contained communities. NOBODY here really wants to go work in Elmira
(drive 50+ miles each way AND pay the outragious NY state income tax). Make
more jobs available locally so people don't have to travel. If the
government took their non-existant bailout money and used it to encourage
more local production and comsumption, encourage small businesses instead of
weighing them down in red tape, it would solve a lot of problems for really
rural areas that are never likely to get any form of public transportation.
Tioga Co. PA
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