Illegal behavior on Muni has little to no oversight

I recently took the N-Judah train to work in the Inner Sunset at 8:40 a.m. in the morning. It was car number 1497A. A guy was sitting in the elderly/disabled seats loading his pipe with marijuana. It was very strong and he was sitting right near the train operator.

This is why people don’t want to ride the Muni in San Francisco. Who wants to ride transit to work every day with druggies, drunks, bums and thugs and absolutely no security?

Paula Zimmermann, San Francisco

Keep fighting the subway

Thank goodness for Quentin Kopp. When the Central Subway construction crews began tearing up downtown San Francisco, I became depressed and gave up. Fortunately, other opponents of this godforsaken project stayed the course. Thanks to the San Francisco Examiner for printing Kopp’s brilliant article on Monday.

Virginia Newhall, Greenbrae

Justin Herman nuisance

Now Justin Herman Plaza has been turned into an unsightly public nuisance, and tourists are less then excited by this new San Francisco landmark. And it is also true there is the issue of public health plus the close proximity of wharf rats.

What has me at a loss to understand is how do people — many of whom seem to be non-taxpaying teenage runaways — have the right to squat at prime public real estate, and what on earth does free speech have to do with camping?

Theodore Carl Soderberg, San Francisco

Is it socialism you want?

Recent polls indicating that most Americans believe wealth distribution is unfair are biased to the left. There is already too much distribution of wealth for welfare, entitlements and over-reaching government programs.

The Occupy Wall Street bunch thinks that they want socialism over capitalism. They don’t realize that socialism would include them in creating a giant underclass under the guns of authoritarian government.

Daniel B. Jeffs, Apple Valley

Terrifying debt numbers

On or about Halloween, the United States will reach a terrifying milestone — our total national debt will equal 100 percent of our national economy’s total annual gross domestic product. As financially prudent Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels observes, “that’s Greek territory, the point of no return where economies don’t recover.”

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama has abandoned even the pretext at attempting to govern in Washington. More than a year before the 2012 election, he is busy making political “swing state” visits at taxpayer expense to raise campaign cash and promote his own re-election.

Jim Hartman, Berkeley

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