Skip to comments.Transportation crisis looms, Obama officials warn
Posted on 07/01/2014 10:46:54 AM PDT by Olog-hai
The Obama administration warns that gridlock in Washington will lead to gridlock across the country if lawmakers cant quickly agree on how to pay for highway and transit programs.
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Tuesday that states will begin to feel the pain of cutbacks in highway and transit aid as soon as the first week in Augustpeak summer driving time. Thats because the balance in the federal Highway Trust Fund is dropping and will soon go below $4 billion.
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and stop funding public transportation from the HIGHWAY trust fund.
First, wasn’t the all-magical Stimulus supposed to repair transportation infrastructure?
Second, it might be a good idea to NOT divert highway funds from highway projects. Just a thought, guys.
We gave the Liar-in-Chief all that stimulus money for shovel ready jobs that did not exist....where is it? I think the states should be responsible for their own roads, and transportation...plus regulations. This is not a place for federal money or federal interference, imho.
Come and talk to me after we have stripped EVERY PENNY from any present or retired congresscritter, president, lobbyist, or other closely associated government sleezebag worth over $500,000.
Oh, and totally stripped the surviving families of EACH AND EVERY congresscritter that voted to spend highway funds on (name your pork project here).
Make them paupers, send them to pauper’s prison, and make they do manual labor until they die a very unpleasant death.
Then burn the carcasses.
Liberals are our enemy.
Treat them as such.
On to the next Obama crisis!
Exactly. Bike paths are another good thing to cut.
This is an opening salvo to get the ball moving on a mileage tax due to the more efficient vehicles, less mileage being drivin in our “booming” economy and the use of alternative energy sources to power vehicles thereby avoiding the excise tax on fuels.
Highway spending to Obama is really make-work projects for Dem Congressional districts and “green” infrastructure projects awarded to his crony capitalist friends who use overpriced union labor. Let the spending be cut. It won’t hurt a thing.
Obama going back to Everything is a crisis again ,Broken Record Administration
[ We gave the Liar-in-Chief all that stimulus money for shovel ready jobs that did not exist....where is it? I think the states should be responsible for their own roads, and transportation...plus regulations. This is not a place for federal money or federal interference, imho. ]
I’d make you my secretary of labor. I’m for ending the ride of the overpaid bureaucrat.
I think all the “stimulus” money went to government unions to stem layoffs. I.E. public school teachers and other solid democrat voting blocks. They didn’t want any government money winding up in the hands of potential republican supporters.
States should opt out of paying the federal gasoline tax and repair roads on their own. Tell Obama where to stick it.