Monday, July 22, 2013
If political or financial rants bother you, go away and come back tomorrow.
Connecticut is spending $567 million to build a 9.4 mile busway from downtown Hartford to downtown New Britain. (The feds are paying about 80 percent of the total, but that is us, too.) That is $60 million per mile for a busway that will have few riders. Yes, it is providing 4,000 construction jobs, but any public expenditure of $567 million is going to create temporary jobs. And add to the tax burden.
I need to take some blood pressure pills.