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"Using Our Federally Funded Highways?" (Lib Poke At Tea Party Express)
The Columbus Dispatch ^ | April 3, 2010 | Jeff Stahler

Posted on 04/03/2010 8:15:02 AM PDT by buccaneer81



TOPICS: Editorial; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: federalfunding; highways; teaparty
As usual, the left thinks they own and pay for everything. Not a one of them would bother to read the Constitution and see that roads are indeed a legitimate function of the federal government.
1 posted on 04/03/2010 8:15:03 AM PDT by buccaneer81
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To: buccaneer81
You see this a lot from libs.

"I don't want my tax dollars to go toward 'snail-darter' research."
"You travel the Interstate, don't you?"

2 posted on 04/03/2010 8:17:27 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: buccaneer81

We pay for the highways at the gas pump. In fact, we should repeal ALL federal taxes at the gas pump and allow the state to collect the taxes instead. This would eliminate federal blackmail on traffic laws. States like CA and NY wouldn’t be stealing money from donor states like Indiana. Take money from what some libs call “fly over territory” and give it to the liberal states.


3 posted on 04/03/2010 8:18:49 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: buccaneer81

The Interstate Highway system established by Eisenhower was viewed as a national security issue so that we would have the transportation infrastructure for logistics in time of war. Its economic benefits are self-evident.


4 posted on 04/03/2010 8:21:20 AM PDT by foyen
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To: buccaneer81

Their favorite bait and switch: Promise us roads and give us bureaucrats and theft. Meanwhile the roads crumble to dust.


5 posted on 04/03/2010 8:22:06 AM PDT by DManA
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To: CORedneck

Right On!


6 posted on 04/03/2010 8:22:58 AM PDT by DManA
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To: CORedneck

Exactly. They just want you to shut up and pay for it; with a smile.


7 posted on 04/03/2010 8:23:40 AM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: buccaneer81

If you want an abuse of the highway system, Harry Reid had US 95 upgraded to a four lane divided Highway to Searchlight (population 700). It just so happens Harry has 250 acres along that highway, which before the real estate crash he was likely setting up to be a residential development worth $50 million.

I will post an excerpt from my book HARRY: Money Mob & Influence that covers this at some point. If anyone is interested, freepmail me.

https://www.createspace.com/3432232


8 posted on 04/03/2010 8:24:11 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence)
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To: buccaneer81
Meanwhile, they have a kenyan using our Federally funded White House...go figure.
National Embarassment


9 posted on 04/03/2010 8:25:41 AM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: buccaneer81
"Federally Funded"= OUR MONEY!

The genius of calling it "Government" funding, money, grant, etc. never ceases to amaze me, as do the people who apparently haven't figured out that the money is our money, just as the rebate on their taxes (given they pay any) is their money, loaned for free to the Government.

10 posted on 04/03/2010 8:27:11 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: buccaneer81
So the Taxed Enough Already folks shouldn't use the Federally funded highways their taxes go to fund??

Maybe if the cartoonist, actually paid attention in school, instead of doodling on it's notebook....Oh wait it's probably a byproduct of Liberal edumacation, so let me rephrase.

Maybe if the cartoonist, didn't pay attention in school and instead doodled in it's notebook: Their ignorance would not be on display today

11 posted on 04/03/2010 8:29:53 AM PDT by skully (I Hope Obama gets Gonorrhea for screwing America!!!)
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To: 1rudeboy

The typical liberal debate style.

Introduce a strawman, then attack the strawman rather than the actual issue.

The tea parties aren’t about not paying taxes. One of the things the tea parties are about is paying taxes for highways and then having the money skimmed off to pay for completely for unrelated things. (Carl Levin wanting highway funds to save Tiger stadium is a good example)

Misuse of taxes is only one of the issues that brought the tea parties into existence.


12 posted on 04/03/2010 8:32:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: buccaneer81
This is the problem with liberals, they are so stupid they can't tell the difference between someone going 5 mph over the speed limit and someone going 100 mph through a school zone. They have NO sense of proportion and no discretion.

Like I said, they are incredibly stupid.

13 posted on 04/03/2010 8:33:41 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: buccaneer81

The United States Constitution

Article 1

Section. 8.

Clause 1: The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

......

Clause 7: To establish Post Offices and post Roads;


14 posted on 04/03/2010 8:36:48 AM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: buccaneer81

“The HTF was created as a user-supported fund. Simply, the revenues of the HTF were intended for financing highways, with the taxes dedicated to the HTF paid by the users of highways. This principle is still in effect, but the tax structure has changed since 1956. Major revisions occurred as a result of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) of 1982 and the Deficit Reduction Act of 1984. Those acts increased the motor-fuel taxes for the first time since 1959. The 1982 STAA also established a special Mass Transit Account in the HTF to receive part of the motor-fuel tax.83”

As usual the Dummies seem to think everything is paid for by the Money fairy in Washington D.C. Idiots.


15 posted on 04/03/2010 8:37:14 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Bryan24

The libs too often think like Congressman Hare from Illinois...”I don’t care about the Constitution...”


16 posted on 04/03/2010 8:38:58 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

Well sicne most of them don’t work I don’t see much humor in using something we paid for?


17 posted on 04/03/2010 8:41:50 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: DManA

We’re letting roads in Michigan return to dirt and putting some $200 million into a high speed rail that won’t ever be built.


18 posted on 04/03/2010 8:44:45 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

Sigh........


19 posted on 04/03/2010 8:47:05 AM PDT by DManA
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To: cripplecreek; Willie Green
We’re letting roads in Michigan return to dirt and putting some $200 million into a high speed rail that won’t ever be built.

Yeah, but just think; you're giving Willie Green a tingle down his leg.

20 posted on 04/03/2010 8:47:25 AM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

Propaganda sometimes turns on the subtlest details.

Change “our” to “their” (which is in fact more precise, since the drawing shows two libtards and there are millions of Tea Partiers) - and the cartoon loses almost all of its (superficial) impact.


21 posted on 04/03/2010 8:48:29 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: buccaneer81

They can’t even a run commuter service on the rail they have now. Lack of funding.

http://www.annarbor.com/news/ann-arbor-to-detroit-rail-line-delayed/


22 posted on 04/03/2010 8:51:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: buccaneer81

TAXPAYER-funded!


23 posted on 04/03/2010 8:56:20 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Anything worth doing, is worth doing badly at first.)
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To: buccaneer81

Yeah, those.

24 posted on 04/03/2010 9:02:06 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: buccaneer81

Idiot libs probably don’t even know the history of the federally funded highways. Hint: They were created primarily for military purposes. The civilian use is an intended side benefit, but they are basically a military preparedness and massive airstrip system, hence its creation by the National Insterstate and DEFENSE Highways Act of 1956: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_Highway_System IOW, it’s the kind of thing the feds are supposed to do, and most TEA Partiers would agree!


25 posted on 04/03/2010 9:10:35 AM PDT by piytar (Ammo is hard to find! Bought some lately? Please share where at www.ammo-finder.com)
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To: piytar

Its kinda funny. I live on a street that has never been paved and doesn’t get plowed during the winter. Seems to me that I have reason to complain about the lack of plowing.

I’m not concerned about the lack of pavement because there are only two houses on the street abd I’m the only one who lives here year round.


26 posted on 04/03/2010 9:18:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: buccaneer81
So what? If you've already been forced to pay for something, then it's your right to use it. However, I don't think anyone has any problem with having future roads built as toll roads owned by private infrastructure investment companies. Stupid liberals, can't even get the basic facts straight.

Obama,Democrats,liberals
27 posted on 04/03/2010 9:21:48 AM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: buccaneer81
Simplistic, check
juvenile attitude, check
misdirecting the argument because they can face it head on, check
arrogant and aristocratic, check
zombie food, double check.
humm, must be a liberal cartoonist.
28 posted on 04/03/2010 9:43:37 AM PDT by SeaWolf (Orwell must have foreseen the 21st Century US Congress when he wrote 1984)
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To: buccaneer81; All

The dumbed-down public believes the Govt PRODUCES THE MONEY they spend .. and that’s because they don’t even know what taxes they may be paying .. or they may not be working and are just receiving handouts.

It’s the AMERICAN TAXPAYER who sends their hard earned dollars to the feds in the form of taxes - that created that highway - and it’s time to start saying that.


29 posted on 04/03/2010 10:00:29 AM PDT by The Final Harvest (HEALTHCARE IS NOT A "RIGHT"!!)
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To: buccaneer81

>>>As usual, the left thinks they own and pay for everything. Not a one of them would bother to read the Constitution and see that roads are indeed a legitimate function of the federal government.<<<

Agreed. Roads are listed in Article 1, Section 8.

Sh** like this makes so annoyed I want to reach out and slap the cartoonist. However, the good news is that, as a useful idiot, the cartoonist is going to be one of the first ones targeted by the left once they assume complete control.


30 posted on 04/03/2010 12:21:36 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: buccaneer81
U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 8:

Congress shall have the power
...
Post Offices and post Roads;
...
To raise and support Armies

The second power is important because the popular title of the law that established the interstate highway system was:

National Interstate and Defense Highways Act From the source at the link:

Eisenhower had first realized the value of good highways in 1919, when he participated in the U.S. Army's first transcontinental motor convoy from Washington, DC, to San Francisco. Again, during World War II, Eisenhower saw the German advantage that resulted from their autobahn highway network, and he also noted the enhanced mobility of the Allies, on those same highways, when they fought their way into Germany. These experiences significantly shaped Eisenhower's views on highways and their role in national defense. During his State of the Union Address on January 7, 1954, Eisenhower made it clear that he was ready to turn his attention to the nation's highway problems. He considered it important to "protect the vital interest of every citizen in a safe and adequate highway system."

31 posted on 04/03/2010 1:06:37 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: piytar
Idiot libs probably don’t even know the history of the federally funded highways.

Immaterial. He doesn't even care.

The only thing he's interested in is some sort of handle for a smear.

This one is the standard liberal smear: "You can't argue against us -- we're for government spending! Where would you be if the federal checks stopped? You're such a hypocrite!"

32 posted on 04/04/2010 3:45:55 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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