Monday, August 15, 2005

Michael T. Packard Is Wrong

The Deseret News published another "My View" extended public forum letter. This time it was a guy from Sandy named Michael T. Packard ranting against "socialized transportation". That right there should have let me know to keep moving to a new article. That and that it was a horrifyingly boring letter. But there was one point I wanted to address. He said "The times demand the highest caliber of fiscal stewardship". So why would Packard advocate removing public transportation options and lock families into their cars, unable to escape the highway scene while gas prices continue to climb and eat into the family budget? That doesn't sound like fiscal stewardship. That sounds like forcing families to pay too much for outdated technology because of the irrational fear that socialism will be snuck in through the back door of public transportation.


Blogger Shawn said...

There's a character in Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo that can only respond to queries by blinking his eyes. Two blinks mean "yes," one blink means "no." Increasingly, Republicans are communicating in a similar fashionn. If you agree with something, you say "freedom." If you disagree, you say "socialism." Other versions may include "communism," "terrorism," "far left," and "French."

8/15/2005 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Beau & Luke Duke said...


8/15/2005 04:28:00 PM  
Blogger GJ LaBonty said...


When freeways are asked to start start paying for themselves then we can talk fiscal responsibility.

1/05/2006 04:57:00 PM  

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