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  • dawn G.
    12:12pm - Mon Mar 26th, 2012
    there will
    come a day when I will be walking not because I can't afford high gas prices but because I'm not going to be getting ripped a new one ....Thank you so much HUman Beans
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  • Dakota Rose Paris
    12:35pm - Mon Mar 26th, 2012
    Walking vs Driving
    Look at the picture of urban driving.

    Does anyone think that walking is an option for these people?

    We don't live in a small village and never leave it in our lifetimes.

    Our friends are located all around the beltway; our jobs are as well. Where I live there used to be 4 major grocery store chains, now there are none. You need a car to get groceries; there's no strolling to the market on a sunny day with a basket swinging from our elbow.

    All other forms of transportation are quaint and cute.

    None are for the real world and that's what we have to face and aren't.
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  • Time B.
    2:14pm - Mon Mar 26th, 2012
    My view
    Our gov't should let commuters, who take buses/rail, use their tickets towards deductions on taxes. VRE/Metro/MARC.
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  • Chug F.
    4:17pm - Mon Mar 26th, 2012
    Classic Central Planning Pitfall
    Your deduction strategy would blow up in your face as it would almost directly take money from the Treasury and line the pockets of landowners near metro stops. After of course they raise rents on apartments and offices near stations to meet the new rule-induced spike in demand. What about the hundred million other taxpayers who's jobs aren't near your 3 favorite rail lines? While we're at it, why don't we make a rule that forces rail commuters to subsidize the cost of data lines for telecommuters?
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