This is kind of funny.
The Strib runs Matt Kane's and my op/ed on the importance freight should have in making Minnesota transit policy:
People-moving tends to be transportation policy's squeaky wheel, but freight is where the rubber really meets the road for economic growth.
Every day, Minnesotans rely on a freight system that uses roads, rails, water routes and airways to transport consumer goods, mail, parts and equipment, crops, ore and timber to millions of destinations, tying Minnesota's communities to one another and to the larger economies of the region, the nation and the world.
Most of this infrastructure is public stuff, paid for with tax dollars and user fees and managed by our governments. And a growing chorus of experts warns that it's imperative for us to invest more money as smartly as possible to rebuild crumbling systems and keep this economic lifeblood flowing.
Then the first commenter says:
Wow! Someone who gets it! We tax the railroads to build airports and highways but we never do a damm thing for them. We slaugter trucks with taxes to help "Mass Transit" (Read Line Political Appointees with cush jobs) and make them the root of evil. If you go to other countries, you will find the freights come first (highway or rail) and the public second. Sadly, this article does not buy votes and that that is what Liberal America (Socialist America) is all about.
So at Growth & Justice, we're liberal except when we get it, I guess.