You could be if you ever ride a bus, take a commuter train, or hop the subway.
At least that’s how Pennsylvania state representative Daryl Metcalfe sees it.
According to an email exchange obtained by a Harrisburg news service about state funding for public transportation in southeastern Pennsylvania, Mr. Metcalfe reportedly referred to such funding as
subsidizing a minority of our population’s bus fare, which is just more welfare
Needless to say, many of those who use public transportation in southeastern Pennsylvania are minorities.
Mr. Metcalfe is what you might call an enlightened public official. He opposes gay rights and gun control, is a birther who has introduced legislation that would compel presidential candidates to prove they were born in the U.S. , and has even been heard to joke (?) that he was “throwing around the idea of starting a heterosexual caucus” in Pennsylvania’s state House.
Ladies and gentlemen, your Pennsylvania state legislature.