An Easy Target - House GOP Threatens to Cut Metro
While we understand the daunting budget challenges facing our Congress as they tackle our growing national debt crisis, we are again baffled by House GOP proposed cuts to funding in the Disctrict of Columbia, and more specifically for the Metro budget. Washington D.C. is our nation's capitol, and has changed into an international city and tourist hotspot. Without Metro our city would fail to be meet the consmopolitan demands of such a city. Businesses would be hurt, as customers would no longer be able to access affordable transportation to their stores. The effects would be devastating to the city, especially to it's poorest residents. We hope that the Democratic-controlled Senate will not allow such budgetary cuts to be finalized in any budget that ultimately passes, without serious thought as to how those needed funds can be replaced. This city simply needs a functioning, affordable, public transportation system.
Highlighted Clip for Monday, February 14, 2011:
By Ben Pershing
House Republicans unveiled a spending resolution Friday night that would cut federal payments to the District by nearly $80 million and slash Metro funding by $150 million over the next eight months, as the GOP seeks to fulfill its campaign pledge to rein in government outlays.