Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Another Reason to Take Megabus, Vote Republican

Chicago may raise to a whopping 33% its tax on parking in the Loop.

That's another reason why out-of-towners visiting Chicago for business or pleasure should take Megabus, which is often cheaper for a round trip than a day of parking. For internal transport, the CTA remains safe and reliable, not to mention easy and cheap if one purchases a visitor's pass in advance.

It's also a reason not to vote for Obama, a product of the Democratic Party machine that has ruled Chicago since the retreat of the glaciers.

Mayor Daley wants the new tax to cover a budget shortfall, but the truth is that Chicago's budget is loaded with special interest money, pet projects of alderman, political quid pro quos, and unchecked corruption. Given the political platform of Chicago's favorite son, we fear that our Federal Republic could end up in similar straits under an Obama administration, which is to say in a worse way than it is now.

6 comments:

Neil Eckstein said...

Have you considered a career as a conservative talk radio host?

Guy named Courtney said...

I've about given up hope on this election. Hope the last 6 years of my life haven't been for nothing

Anonymous said...

Seeing this made me think of other financial decisions the democrats in Chicago make for the state of Illinois. Governor Rod Blagojevich has decided that to 'save the state money' he was going to close 11 state parks and 13 historical sites. The people of Illinois are not happy about this decision. Many people have grown up in these parks and spend much of the summer camping and using the resources they provide. On top of that, many of these parks have historical significance. Lowden State Park, for example, has a 50 foot statue of Indian Chief Black Hawk and an area that includes information on the Indians who used to be settled in the area.

Here's a link to one article on the matter:

http://www.sj-r.com/news/x256662849/End-is-near-for-24-state-sites

Christine said...

I take issue with the idea that the CTA is safe and cheap. (especially with the latest round of service cuts and price hikes) Other than that you are right about the Chicago machine. And the thing is, people keep voting for these clowns. True some of the voters are 6 feet under, but still ...

Those of us who live in the Chicago area should know what the US would look like under Obama, but appearently the kool-aid is very powerful.

Jon A. Alfred E. Michael J. Wile E. SWNID said...

CTA is safe compared to what it and other urban transport systems were in the 1970s and 80s. It's cheap for visitors who use the visitor's pass. It's also a fiscal mess with out-of-control expenses. Ride while you can.

Anonymous said...

I don't go to the city often enough to attempt the CTA. I either take the train and stay within walking distance of the station, drive and park, or use the free trolly that goes to the museums (which is really the only reason to go for me) That said, I haven't been there in a year and I live within 25 miles.