Goes Something Like This …

RECEIVED Tue., Aug. 19, 2014

Dear Editor,
    Citizens of Austin, hear me out! Do you want Project Connect to increase your taxes by $200, $300, $400 or more per year for years to come to build something you neither want nor need? That, along with all the other usual tax increases? Then remember this in November:
   
   Ghost Train! Ghost Train! Flying so fast;
   Austin has light rail at last!
   Just kept voting ‘til that day
   The Ghost Train lobby got its way.
   
   Leander or Saltillo Square,
   Our Ghost Train can get you there;
   For what purpose no one knows.
   It’s just the route the train track goes.
   
    Looking for a parking lot
    That Cap Metro’s plan forgot?
    This train needs no park and ride,
    For, there are only ghosts inside.
   
   Light rail vanguard, where are they?
   Took their bows and ran away.
   Left Cap Metro (you and me)
   With an empty treasury.
   
   Stuck in traffic, wasting gas
   Just to let that Ghost Train pass?
   Think how happy you will be
    When, instead of one Ghost Train, there’re three.
David Easterday
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