Teabaggers Think the Public (Transit) Option Inadequate

Let me get this straight.

Thousands of teabaggers take Washington, DC public transit -- let's call it the public option of transportation -- to their 9/12 protest.

And now they're complaining that this government-funded service wasn't lavish enough? Kevin Brady, Texas Republican House member, is even complaining on their behalf. Sorry, make that Kevin Brady who voted against $150 million in emergency maintenance funding for the DC Metro in July. Now, he'd like the government to spend more money investigating this alleged failure of a service he voted to deny funding and protesters were hypocrites to have even tried to use.

A spokesman for Brady says that "there weren’t enough cars and there weren’t enough trains." Brady tweeted as much from the Saturday march. "METRO did not prepare for Tea Party March! More stories. People couldn’t get on, missed start of march. I will demand answers from Metro," he wrote on Twitter.

Brady says in his letter to Metro that overcrowding forced an 80-year-old woman and elderly veterans in wheelchairs to pay for cabs. He concludes that it "appears that Metro added no additional capacity to its regular weekend schedule."

For the record, the Metro was rush hour crowded. Not major sports event crowded. Certainly not inauguration crowded.

So basically, it's a whining sense of entitlement. Business as usual, in other words.

Read the original article in The Daily Kos


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