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QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT TO DOUBLE TRAIN FARES

Posted in Uncategorized by thecuriousmail on December 25, 2009

 

The Queensland government has announced that it is doubling public transport train fares.

Why?

The government says the public transport railway system “can’t continue to be subsidised.”  Subsidy is the only

argument I have heard from them to explain the fare increases, and it is presented by them in an almost indignant

manner, as if mere mention of a subsidy should enrage all law-abiding tax-paying citizens.

Question: What is the most efficient and  least polluting mass public transportation system?

Answer: Railways.

Right then, let’s discourage people from using it!

But it’s subsidised, and that’s wrong (?)

The Queensland parliamentary restaurant is subsidised too, and there’s no talk from the politicians of removing that

subsidy, or any other of the subsidised political perks paid for by the taxpayer.

So is the argument about subsidies, or not??

Why then increase the train fares??

Because the Queensland government is corrupt and incompetent, AND BROKE.

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