Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Hell is Other People

The always-excellent Dug Begley at the Press-Enterprise wrote up the Texas Transportation Institute report on congestion that's been in the news lately. He even manages to get a few flaws in the report's methodology down- like the fact that it doesn't take into account land use policies, nor does it measure the real congestion experienced by suburbanites who commute across metro areas.

What I wanted to point out, though, was not Mr. Begley's consistently excellent reporting on transportation issues in the IE. Take a look at the comment section on that article. Commenters' favourite solution for dealing with traffic congestion? I'll quote here...
The problem lies in the fact that the non- representative of the people that belong here Government has with out first fixing the infrastructure invited, without our permission, another 100,000,000 people plus another 30,000,000 in the last two decades who weren’t invited to come and take up space here because we have way to many jobs for the American people to handle. Of course all these invites were rushed through the citizenship process so that we can’t now ask them to return home. In fact the bleeding heart communist garbage in Washington will now wait for the rest of their families to get here taking up even more room and further clogging OUR roadways.

We have too many illegals. Get the illegals off the roads and traffic will decrease. It won't fix the problem entirely, but nothing ever will.

I know it will be a cold day in Hemet before this happens, but eliminating illegal alien drivers and their clunkers from the road will do wonders for traffic.

There were also suggestions of "outlawing toll roads" and building more lane-miles by doing "whatever it takes" and building "double-decker freeways".

I'm going to go pound my head into a brick wall for a while. I think it'll feel better.

1 comment:

Helen Bushnell said...

If it makes you feel better, most communities in Texas have consistently supported transit in elections. One of the exceptions, Arlington, actually has a privately-funded system.