State Rep. Linda Harper-Brown of Irving is at it again. She’s worried taxpayers are being scammed by the mass transit authority in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. She must be crazy — taxpayers’ don’t really mind $900 million errors with their money. We work for government bureaucrats, after all.

Ha! Harper-Brown today sent a strongly worded letter to Dallas-Area Rapid Transit, asking them to account for error, the factors that lead to it, and how they can reassure the public that there are not any more billion-dollar “opps” coming up.

She must remember, though, that this is the same agency that wants even more money to waste on fake transportation plans. Mass transit’s love-affair with light-rail is an illusion built on amusement parks and socialist economies. It costs a lot of money and achieves almost nothing.

She says DART should fully investigate the issue because they are “a steward of taxpayer dollars.” I know she’s trying to be gentle, but let’s face it, DART is a waster of taxpayer dollars. Stewardship? Hardly.

She makes a reasonable suggestion. That the agency should “publicly investigate and detail the extend and severity” of the miscalculation problem.

Reasonable suggestions made to entrenched bureaucracies are like pearls cast upon swine. But Rep. Harper-Brown is right to make the suggestion. We’ll see if the agency stonewalls, ignores or obfuscates.

Is it possible they will reform? Oink, oink.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

A graduate of Texas A&M, former newspaper reporter, one-time Capitol Hill staffer, think tank vice president, and an Eagle Scout, Michael Quinn Sullivan and his wife have three children. He is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. Check out his podcast, “Reflections on Life and Liberty.”

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