"On the T" JOKE RAP DEMO

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Je Suis CharlieCard!
Just like the grannies who recall the price of bread and oil, I was told that the MBTA fare used to be $0.75, showing a rise faster than inflation that at least isn't as bad as college tuition. Nonetheless, Democratic or Republican, White or Black, male or female, there is a common rallying cause that everyone of all stripes loves to complain about: public transportation! This is especially since public transportation is so heavily ingrained in metro Boston that it is not only the needy without cars who take it, but virtually everyone across all layers of society who needs to get somewhere convenient like work, school, or the city where there is little parking.

There are so many ominous articles about everything wrong with the T that I don't even need to cite them. For a city that is so well-educated and scientifically and commercially advanced and sophisticated, it is a totally elusive mystery as to why 1970s "antiques" are still running on tracks except with extreme problems and inefficiency of the government, which already devotes 20% of the sales tax for the MBTA's pleasure.

Not Enough Tough Love
Anyone who has visited a place with modern infrastructure like China, which admittedly had the benefit of modernizing later and cheaper labor, would cry in frustration at getting the short end of the stick. Speedy, new, and brightly-lit trains with stations covered by automatic glass walls that prevent people from falling in and mostly mechanized, programmed behavior that doesn't need as many employees grace China's rapid transit. In contrast, even the two-trained Green Line has two people sitting to make sure that a fare is collected.

The MBTA Mafia's Payroll

With a Google search, there are so many people making over or around $80,000 and even $100,000+ for a government public service job that makes one wonder if this is actually the payroll for a law firm, and I don't even want to think about the lavish benefits, "sick" days, and pensions without enraging the unions. Yes, the T workers play an important service, but, because of this, if they really loved serving commuters, the greedy unions wouldn't cry heck over virtually nonexistent pay cuts.

In fact, even I want to work for the MBTA as a sound financial decision if I win the literal lottery that exists for distributing jobs. My accounting and finance degrees will just be in the back burner of the dilapidated Orange Line engines.

The Boston T Party
No, I did not become a rapper, but in the spirit of Boston revolutionary and political protest like the Tea Party and original rappers who wrote as protest against political oppression, I wrote a rap about the joys and pains of the T while sitting, where else, on the Orange Line.  This is coming from somebody who rode it as a babe and will soon need to ride it almost everyday when living off-campus. I will not go into detail about my opinions since they will likely be discounted or offensive to some, but I already spilled most of it above. I highly doubt that the T will improve significantly in the near future, but I hope with fairy dust that the monstrous behemoth will one day be modernized and efficient.