Monday, April 6, 2009

Hoping MARTA comes up with spiteful service cuts

Posted By on Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 2:17 PM

On Friday, the state legislature let die a bill that would have allowed MARTA to spend money from its $65 million capital improvement fund to help plug its $20 million operating shortfall.

Because of the city-phobic legislature's malicious inaction, MARTA will be forced to cut vital services. The transit system's board is scheduled to meet today to discuss service cuts. Among the options because considered: shutting MARTA on Fridays. 

I'm in a spiteful mood today and would love it if MARTA target its service cuts in ways that maximize their impact on voters and businesses who support the Redneckocrats who dominate the statehouse.

For example, Home Depot founder and sashimi collector Bernie Marcus backs the state Republican Party. Maybe MARTA should cease operating near Home Depot stores. Maybe MARTA could also run shuttle buses to Lowes. I'd also like it if APD resources assigned to the area around the Georgia Aquarium were reassigned to the West End or Sylvan Hills.

And I definitely want MARTA to shut all north side operations during sporting events and country music concerts. Let it serve as a reminder to north-side suburban voters that their support of city-hatin' Republicans has consequences.

My examples may not be serious, but my overall point is very serious. If the Republican-dominated state legislature continues trying to destroy the city, the city should fight back.

Or secede.

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