The report was funny while reading it but it also provided a “what the hell” moment. So, the Teabaggers and a couple of their fringe congressmen came to Washington to protest government spending and taxation. These, anti-tax people have already reached the level of hilarity, hypocrisy and irony the moment they called themselves Teabaggers. They are complaining about the Metro D.C. service and already creating conspiracy theories as to why the subway system didn’t work to their satisfaction on that day. This is from, WSJ,
Protesters who attended Saturday’s Tea Party rally in Washington found a new reason to be upset: Apparently they are unhappy with the level of service provided by the subway system.
Rep. Kevin Brady asked for an explanation of why the government-run subway system didn’t, in his view, adequately prepare for this past weekend’s rally to protest government spending and government services.
The Texas Republican on Wednesday released a letter he sent to Washington’s Metro system complaining that the taxpayer-funded subway system was unable to properly transport protesters to the rally to protest government spending and expansion.
“These individuals came all the way from Southeast Texas to protest the excessive spending and growing government intrusion by the 111th Congress and the new Obama administration,” Brady wrote. “These participants, whose tax dollars were used to create and maintain this public transit system, were frustrated and disappointed that our nation’s capital did not make a great effort to simply provide a basic level of transit for them.”
A spokesman for Brady says that “there weren’t enough cars and there weren’t enough trains.” Brady tweeted as much from the Saturday march. “METRO did not prepare for Tea Party March! More stories. People couldn’t get on, missed start of march. I will demand answers from Metro,” he wrote on Twitter.
Brady says in his letter to Metro that overcrowding forced an 80-year-old woman and elderly veterans in wheelchairs to pay for cabs. He concludes that it “appears that Metro added no additional capacity to its regular weekend schedule.”
Really, these people will protest anything. So, now the Teabaggers want the government to use MORE TAXPAYER dollars to buy more cars and trains for the subway. Complete irony that they would want this while going to D.C. to protest government spending and taxation.