Mar 17 2015

Why I’m Voting No in the Transit Referendum

Published by at 6:51 pm under BlogRant,Vancouver politics

On the rare occasion when I am asked by any level of government as to whether I would like to pay more tax, I say ‘no’.¬†Thanks for giving us the choice, folks.

That’s not the only reason I’m voting ‘no’ in the upcoming transportation referendum in Vancouver, though.

I also happen to think that smarter spending of existing tax revenue would more than cover the cost of any of these infrastructure improvements.

That’s pretty much it. If the transportation plan advocates want their improvements so badly, they can figure out where to get the money.

I see a lot of commentary from the ‘Yes’ side on blogs and letters to the editors, effectively (if not directly) calling ‘No’ Voters unreasonable, uninformed idiots with no long-term vision. Not helping your case, ‘Yes’-side. Cheers.

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4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Why I’m Voting No in the Transit Referendum”

  1. Jkon 17 Mar 2015 at 7:45 pm

    what would be smarter spending?

  2. markon 18 Mar 2015 at 1:05 pm

    The people I’ve seen wearing “Yes” stickers or buttons all look like disingenuous white liberals.

  3. markon 18 Mar 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Like “jk”.

  4. Jayon 19 Mar 2015 at 7:33 am

    Smarter spending would be:
    a police force that is NOT the highest paid in lower mainland.
    lavish headquarters not so lavish.
    not having two CEOs
    having employees collect fares
    spend money on transit not bike lanes
    compass

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