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06-06-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 133
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Posted By tandempower

The competitive rate is based on norms and...

The competitive rate is based on norms and standards that factor in costs of living. If costs of living are lower because overall transportation and infrastructure costs are lower in the economy as a...
06-06-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

Everything funds cars as long as the price of a...

Everything funds cars as long as the price of a car and driving expenses are built into the wages paid.

Think about it this way: how much more would you have to pay employees for everyone to buy...
06-05-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

It's a different thing to choose to LCF in an...

It's a different thing to choose to LCF in an economy where most people drive than one where most people take transit and/or bike. In some ways it's better and in some ways worse; but overall the...
06-05-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

Why don't you use the word, "socialism," when you...

Why don't you use the word, "socialism," when you talk about people wanting a good-paying job? You're admitting what I said, that there wouldn't be as many good-paying jobs or as high of pay without...
06-05-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

This thread is about why transit funding in the...

This thread is about why transit funding in the US doesn't achieve transit. It's simply because the funding is paid out in wages that afford everyone a car and driving expenses.

Further I noted...
06-05-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

So your point is that I'm right but people don't...

So your point is that I'm right but people don't care enough to leave the country to protest? Ok, I'll give you that.


I am just pointing out that the system is biased against transportation...
06-05-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

So what do you think about the fact that it takes...

So what do you think about the fact that it takes government spending to fund the automotive culture? Are you fine with that? Is that simply the price you think we all have to pay to avoid becoming...
06-05-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

Housing prices are inflated, along with rents and...

Housing prices are inflated, along with rents and everything else, by generally high levels of spending that circulate through the economy. You talk about people 'feeling' that they are overpaid or...
06-04-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

You're twisting my words. What I said is that...

You're twisting my words. What I said is that people couldn't all afford cars for themselves personally, or even at the household level, if it weren't for all the public investments in alternative...
06-04-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

You take a lot of things I've said and re-weave...

You take a lot of things I've said and re-weave them to mean something different than the reason they were said when I said them.

The bottom line is this: If government is investing money in...
06-03-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

I am almost always disappointed and saddened at...

I am almost always disappointed and saddened at whatever you post. You probably consider that a good thing, though.
06-03-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

You don't have to do anything to join the...

You don't have to do anything to join the conspiracy except what you're doing, i.e. expressing indifference and ridicule/hate against people who seek to transcend it and hopefully end it one day.
...
06-02-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

Yes, it's about learning to service all living...

Yes, it's about learning to service all living things, not just humans, and not just this generation or century or millennium, but for the permanent sustainability of all future generations to come....
06-02-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

I made the same point twice, but as usual you...

I made the same point twice, but as usual you avoid the points that don't work in your favor. All I said is that you are not bothered at all when/if a job requires driving as a requirement for...
06-01-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

If an employer required LCF to qualify for a...

If an employer required LCF to qualify for a given job, you and some others would cry about the freedom to drive. It doesn't bother you if an employer requires a candidate drive/own a personal motor...
06-01-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

It's funny how you talk about transportation...

It's funny how you talk about transportation freedom when it comes to people being free to choose to drive, but when it comes to driving as a job-requirement mandate, that doesn't seem to bother you...
05-31-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

I think it is just one of those common...

I think it is just one of those common word-of-mouth myths to tell people they have to drive a car to get a job because that keeps money circulating back through the car dealerships, insurance...
05-31-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

If I bought myself a car as payment for providing...

If I bought myself a car as payment for providing you with just enough transit service to get to work and back, so you could also buy a car; you could refuse and keep riding transit until the...
05-31-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

It is and has been prohibitive for a long time,...

It is and has been prohibitive for a long time, but lenders keep offering more credit so people can pay to sustain their unsustainable lifestyles/budgets.

People basically keep believing that...
05-31-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

All the costs of an economy get passed down in...

All the costs of an economy get passed down in one way or another. For you to get a 10 year old car for $4K, someone else has to buy the car for $20K and lose $16K on it. How do they make that...
05-31-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

If they budget for it, they also budget to be in...

If they budget for it, they also budget to be in debt. That means they are budgeting money they don't have (yet) and banking on making more money to pay that debt. That puts everyone under pressure...
05-26-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

It's a chicken and egg problem, but if the...

It's a chicken and egg problem, but if the negative feedback loop with public transit doesn't shift to a positive one, the environmental/climate negativity continues and worsens, as well as the...
05-25-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

I try to be as clear as possible, but everyone...

I try to be as clear as possible, but everyone has different filters that help or hinder their ability to read what others write. All I can tell you is that some people intentionally accuse others of...
05-25-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

It sounds like you're backing off compared with...

It sounds like you're backing off compared with what you posted:

Too bad. I was getting visions of a Bike Forums Psychology sub-form. Now if there's no such forum, how are you going to analyze my...
05-25-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

In posts #30...

In posts #30 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=30) and #33 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=33) , I explained my POV with no response...
05-25-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

How was it proven false, exactly? Cite what you...

How was it proven false, exactly? Cite what you said and explain how it proves what I said wrong.
05-24-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

As usual, you are avoiding responding to what I...

As usual, you are avoiding responding to what I actually said, probably because you are afraid your response won't be adequate; so you go back and rehash something quasi-related.
05-24-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

You can't just 'hop in the car instead of taking...

You can't just 'hop in the car instead of taking other forms of transit." You have to buy a car, sign a contract indenturing you to years of payments, enroll in insurance and pay for that monthly as...
05-24-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

I already did. Take someone who drives 5-10 miles...

I already did. Take someone who drives 5-10 miles to work and move them to a city where most people who live 5-10 miles from work ride a bike or take transit. They would have the option to buy and...
05-23-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

I think that 1% growth rate is deceptive, the way...

I think that 1% growth rate is deceptive, the way the population growth rate neutralizes births with deaths. Many people try out bike commuting and then give up for various reasons. You would have...
05-23-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

You're understanding this question wrong. ...

You're understanding this question wrong.

What I'm saying is that if a person lives somewhere and they can find an opportunity, ANY opportunity, within reasonable walking/biking/transit distance,...
05-21-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

How far does the nearest-available job have to be...

How far does the nearest-available job have to be from where someone lives before you would say there is a de facto mandate to drive (as opposed to de jure)?

Five miles? 10 miles? 20 miles? 30,...
05-21-19, 05:28 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

Not really. If you expect that a growing...

Not really. If you expect that a growing population will use transit more to avoid congestion, you would expect per-capita transit use to grow with a growing population.

In sparse populations...
05-20-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 21,530
Posted By tandempower

I don't think the people who make money care if...

I don't think the people who make money care if the automotive system of transportation is socialist or not. If it is, they probably just think that if you're going to have socialism, better make it...
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