How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country

Hiroko Tabuchi in the paper of record:

In places like Nashville, Koch-financed activists are finding tremendous success.

Early polling here had suggested that the $5.4 billion transit plan would easily pass. It was backed by the city’s popular mayor and a coalition of businesses. Its supporters had outspent the opposition, and Nashville was choking on cars.

But the outcome of the May 1 ballot stunned the city: a landslide victory for the anti-transit camp, which attacked the plan as a colossal waste of taxpayers’ money.

Wow! Oil billionaries who oppose mass transit, imagine that!

It should come as no surprise that the sheeple of Nashville aren’t critical thinkers, hell, most people in our country just pick a favorite “news” source–one that tells them what they want to hear–and then believe everything that source tells them without question. I can’t tell you how many conservatives/Republicans I know that simply regurgitate Brietbart “headlines” and consider it to be original thinking… sad. And, for the record, liberals/Democrats are no better.

Sadder still, is that Nashville is truly “choking on cars,” and there’s no relief in sight. In fact, things will only get worse… much worse.

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