The Dec. 29 editorial “Taken for a ride” provided a glimpse into one of the major problems in our country. You might call it competitive government benefits.
Now that the Treasury has been opened for any and all “needs,” the primary function of the federal government is to determine who is the most deserving of benefits. The Post asked: Shouldn’t we (federal taxpayers) subsidize mass-transit commuters at least as much as we do driving commuters? While the editorial did nod to the question of whether government should be helping workers pay for their commutes, the reality is that federal subsidies, once enacted, rarely are reduced or taken away. One can always point to some other, presumably less deserving, recipient of even greater handouts.