Bank is never empty

Austin American-Statesman - - OPINION -

Re: June 25 ar­ti­cle “City asks for ways to fi­nance ur­ban rail.”

The story starts: “The Austin City Coun­cil, look­ing at a daunt­ing $1.3 bil­lion tab to build a pro­posed ur­ban rail sys­tem, voted Thurs­day to spend $100,000 for a study on how to pay for it.”

Re­ally? Just when I think Austin lead­er­ship has come up with ev­ery way pos­si­ble to rip off Austin tax­pay­ers, it never ceases to amaze me. Pay­ing $100,000 to a con­sul­tant to fig­ure out how to pay for a $1.3 bil­lion ur­ban rail sys­tem is just about the cra­zi­est thing yet.

But wait, I’m sure there will be more. Must be nice to have a never-empty bank to get money from.

sarah Brown


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