Back from a weekend in LA seeing my tax guy and my LA son. Accompanied by by 20 year old son who has a new perspective about life (as an adult) in LA. We hit Castaic at about 5:00 PM Thursday night where we found rain and LA rush hour traffic. Three hours later we reached the motel in Torrance. It's been ten years since I did the daily rush hour commute but I remembered the drill and accepted the ordeal. My 20 year old said with amazement. "These people will be on the freeway 3 hours to get home and that is just one way. I sure don't want to live in LA."
This started me thinking. Why do people put up with this? There hasn't been a freeway built or improved in LA county since the Century started in the 70's under Governor Brown 2 and finally completed in the 80's. Meanwhile, how much money has been thrown at public transit? Why are we ashamed to drive our automobiles and to demand that a decent amount of the gas tax money actually be spent on roads? Why do we let the politicians tell us what we need and should have?