The streetcar that will not die

With Albuquerque’s City Council, it seems like bad ideas refuse to die while good ideas whither on the vine. My recent opinion piece in the Albuquerque Journal seems to be the only tangible sign of support for a reduction in the City’s gross receipts tax, but Councilors like Debbie O’Malley refuse to let the streetcar die the quick and painless death it deserves.
As recently as Monday night, O’Malley was trying to appropriate $224 million to the boondoggle. Thankfully, the resolution was deferred a week, but it (and other measures designed to keep the project alive) will undoubtedly be introduced in the future. Taxpayers must remain vigilant…everyone who pays taxes in this city should be a member of SWAT (Stop Wasting Albuquerque Taxes).