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May 16, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Metro: Why should car owners pay for buses?

Because Metro has squandered millions and millions of dollars, they are now demanding that the taxpaying citizens of Seattle and King County bail it out, again [“Mayor proposes regional fund to limit Metro transit cuts,” Local News, May 13].

It is using tactics akin to giving a child some candy (bus routes in all of our neighborhoods) and then snatching it away until the child or its parents and relatives (taxpayers & car owners) pony up an exorbitant amount of money.

There seems to me to be a big flaw in this. Why should motorists be penalized for the failures of Metro to act responsibly with the public’s money? It seems unfair to make an owner of an automobile pay for something he or she never uses, or has any control over. It just isn’t right.

Richard L. Hurley, Seattle

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