It's a tough issue. As a tech worker in the Valley, I came here knowing I'd be moving into an area with one of the highest costs of living in the US. At the same time, I came in after a job that had a salary that was way above where I moved from. The people in SF are pissed because they were there during the tech market down turns when cost of living was lower, and now the influx of new jobs and economic prosperity means that the rent is going up as well. What's the alternative? Hiring freeze here in the valley? Export jobs to Arizona? Make them all live in Sunnyvale? (What about the people who live there and pay rent?). Shut down the busses and the SF workers will move back to the valley, which is already one of the most population dense areas in the US. Where the cheapest 60 year old 3 bedroom home you can find is ALREADY over 1/2 million dollars? I live in that house. And I know my neighbors don't want a huge influx happening any more then the folks in San Francisco. I guess the truth of the matter is... Deal with it, it's how the system works here. You want a cheap house and a low paying job that can afford it? Move to Vegas. You want an opportunity to live in the beautiful bay? Work hard, hand out resumes, and get a job in SV. Everybody resists change, especially if it doesn't benefit them, but change does and will happen, the wise choice here is to adapt, and only support the systems that you agree with.
BTW, I totally support taxing the corporate bus routes for using the public bus stops in SF, and utilizing that money to improve SF's crappy public transit system. Wouldn't be a need for so many buses if Caltrain wasn't so damn expensive, or ran more frequently.