Because putting empty streetcars onto busy streets will help.
A.) Streetcars are for tourists (who walk in Charleston).
B.) Nobody will drive to the peninsula, wait on a rail/trolly, just to be dropped off 6 blocks from their destination in 97F heat.
Mobility in Charleston has to be car and pedestrian focused... Even though it's not sexy.
Tim Scott responded to the “F” grade that the NAACP gave him on its legislative scorecard.
“Well, let’s just ask ourselves if we look back over history when the Congress was controlled by the Democrats for 40 consecutive years. If we look at the result of that control what has happened in black America? We saw greater poverty. If we take the statistics from 1970s to the 21st century, what we see very clearly is that poverty’s gone from 11 percent to 15 percent. These are classic examples that the policies of the left have not worked,” Scott said.
-- You don't have to agree with his politics to at least commend him for wanting to try something different.
Absolute garbage "journalism." Chris Haire would be swooning all over Tim Scott right now if it were Tim Scott (D). Total bias, total bull shit, and total garbage.
Bureaucrat's dream come true! Screw up, resign, get paid for more than a year to do nothing at all. Total B.S. And I'm sure she'll be hired somewhere else and do the same thing all over again.
And Dimitri, did you really just use Argentina in your supporting argument? Argentina is an economic train-wreck and is circling the drain.
This idea of "making money" is wholly misunderstood. Capitalism produces wealth. And all capitalism is is the incentive to do something that other value, good property rights, and the ability to keep what you make. This is why we have pizza shops, cars, computers, dozens of coffee shops, and medicine. It's not through a government plan or edict. It's though hard work, entrepreneurship, and a good rule of law.
Undermining capitalism is throwing centuries of human advancement out the window, and we will be left with what Venezuela is going through. Bare shelves, riots, and no hope.
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