Who supports the Magic Bus millage? The usual suspects, of course. Endorsements include the local Dem establishment, the River City RINO's, the goo-goo gushers, and the Portlanders. The last of these are those dreary souls who fall to their knees and sing their wearisome hosannas to that urban heaven on Earth -- Portland, Oregon. You know, high-tax, pricey, latte-sipping, boomer-cratic, slacker-infested Portland, Oregon.
My fellow residents of Grand Rapids should also note that each and every one of our city commissioners and the mayor have told us to vote "yes" on May 3rd. Let's name names: Rosalyn Bliss, Walt Gutowski, Ruth Kelly, Elias Lumpkins, Dave Shaffer, Jim White, and George Heartwell. Not one of them has explained why we should shovel more of our tax dollars into a system that can only get its users to pay a dime to cover every dollar of costs. These are also the people we are relying upon to balance the city books during this nationwide sea-change in the public fisc. Knee-jerk support for public spending is bad enough in boom times. It's unacceptable, irresponsible, and idiotic when on the road to ruin.