Saturday, December 27, 2008

PaddyMac Wants To Raise Your Taxes

For a long, long time, PaddyMac has kept up the pretense of hating taxes, even though he doesn't mind spending money like a drunken sailor if it means building more highways around the state, whether we need them or not.

Now, he has put up not just one, but two, posts ridiculing people for pointing out the efficiencies and pleasantries of rail systems. His argument is apparently he might have to walk a few blocks (although he thinks the elderly and disabled should do that with Transit Plus - go figure).

I have a question for Paddy.

In the past week, there have been seven or eight deaths around the state, related to weather induced traffic accidents, including a young mother and her seven month old son. Patrick, how many people around the state have died from weather-related train accidents?

For a bonus question: How many trains got stranded on a track due to the recent snow storms, and how does that compare to the hundreds of cars in Milwaukee alone that were stranded in the streets?

1 comment:

    This is for train delays.
    But you are comparing apples and oranges when it comes to traffic deaths vs. train/car deaths