Rich James, the hand puppet of the Democratic Party, is at it again. His column praises U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky for issuing an "edict" to Lake County to find a local match for federal funding for expanded South Shore service. The dictionary defines an edict as a decree issued by a tyrant or absolute ruler.
James parrots the party line on the benefits:
- New lines will attract high-tech industry. The existing line is 100 years old. High-tech industries attracted: zero.
- Support for expanded service is "strong." Quoting Keith Berman's Sept. 25 article: "After an effort to foster a four-county regional transportation plan crashed and burned before voters several years ago, local transit boosters are well aware of that fact ..." Sound like a ringing endorsement?
- "A plan … will involve a tax..." Lake Democrats just reached into my pocket for 1.5 percent of my income.
Democrats, the party of tax and spend.
- George Mrak, Schererville