Cartoon Tuesday: Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back?

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Hat tip to David Alpert for this Tom Toles toon, which nails the disconnect between the brave green world we're supposedly entering and the dramatic cutbacks plaguing transit systems across the country. Click through for the punchline (I kind of gave it away already).

Toles' transit system, the DC Metro, is on the verge of cutting service a few weeks after handling record ridership during the Presidential inauguration. Meanwhile, the stimulus package enters conference committee without provision for operating assistance -- and the green jobs it would sustain -- in either the House or Senate version of the bill.