Tea Party Protestors Protest DC Metro Service

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    This is just so funny, and of course the Rep. Brady didn't have a clue about how funny he is.

    Tea Party Protesters Protest D.C. Metro Service - Washington Wire - WSJ

    Brody Mullins reports on money and politics.

    Protesters who attended Saturday’s Tea Party rally in Washington found a new reason to be upset: Apparently they are unhappy with the level of service provided by the subway system.

    Rep. Kevin Brady asked for an explanation of why the government-run subway system didn’t, in his view, adequately prepare for this past weekend’s rally to protest government spending and government services.

    Seriously.

    The Texas Republican on Wednesday released a letter he sent to Washington’s Metro system complaining that the taxpayer-funded subway system was unable to properly transport protesters to the rally to protest government spending and expansion.

    “These individuals came all the way from Southeast Texas to protest the excessive spending and growing government intrusion by the 111th Congress and the new Obama administration,” Brady wrote. “These participants, whose tax dollars were used to create and maintain this public transit system, were frustrated and disappointed that our nation’s capital did not make a great effort to simply provide a basic level of transit for them.”

    A spokesman for Brady says that “there weren’t enough cars and there weren’t enough trains.” Brady tweeted as much from the Saturday march. “METRO did not prepare for Tea Party March! More stories. People couldn’t get on, missed start of march. I will demand answers from Metro,” he wrote on Twitter.

    Brady says in his letter to Metro that overcrowding forced an 80-year-old woman and elderly veterans in wheelchairs to pay for cabs. He concludes that it “appears that Metro added no additional capacity to its regular weekend schedule.”
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    Well, a sudden increase of 75,000 in ridership would put a major burden on any system.
     
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    What's even more ironic if the op is correct, is that the levels of use were used to say the numbers of folks were less than inauguration. However the roads were all closed during the inauguration, ginning up the use.
     
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    The DC Metro is a Socialist enterprise providing transportation for the masses

    Adding 1 Trillion people to any subway system would overwhelm it
     
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    Yep--this would overload the transportation system in D.C.

    $2 million tea-partiers.jpg
     
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    How could a hundred people overwhelm the system?
     
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    What a hoot!

    But having lived in SE Texas and having ridden the Metro, I wonder how many were backed up trying to figure out the automatic pay system. LOL
     
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    Hmmm...

    Is this supposed to be some kind of evidence of the success of mass transit?
     
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    Well, what do you expect, when the White House was asked about the tea party protest the day before, they said they had not heard of any planned event.:lol::lol:
     
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    funny as hell liberals think they are the only ones who should be allowed to protest innit? :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     

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