Originally Posted by pedro
That may all be well and true but the central question of whether or not the government should invest in public transportation is inherently political whether we like it or not. There's really no way around that IMO.
Why is it inherently Democrat or Republican (or Libertarian or whatever)?
Isn't it about (the role of government) whether it's beneficial to the public or not? What could possibly twist that into a political direction? Again, one must consciously force a subject into a political one for it to be political, whether intentional, or unintentional (they just don't know how to discuss something without making it political and lack a lot of debating skills).