Skip to comments.LaHood: ‘America is one big pothole’
Posted on 02/06/2013 1:08:31 PM PST by SMGFan
Outgoing Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood lamented the amount of infrastructure spending that was approved by Congress during his tenure at the Department of Transportation (DOT) on Wednesday.
"America is one big pothole right now," LaHood said in an interview on "The Diane Rehm Show" on National Public Radio. "At one time ... we were the leader in infrastructure," LaHood continued. "We built the interstate system. It's the best road system in the world, and we're proud of it. But we're falling way behind other countries, because we have not made the investments."
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Well how bout we spend transportation dollars on highway repair?
Damn.....you beat me to the punch.
America: LaHood is one big pothole....
He needs to get out more. Our roads are fine and in good maintenance........................
I paid the Federal Highway Use Tax (2290) this year of $11,000. And it went where?
Congresscritters and senators worrying about how much they can make getting on different panels or hearings instead of doing the job they were elected to do. Budgeting monies,instead of doling out favors and political kickbacks.
It suddenly becomes a massive problem and THEN they wring their wrists...”oh what can we do, what can we do” ....****ING S**TBIRDS
The bigger the feral government gets, the further behind we fall.
I wonder if there is a connection?
Too bad his boss pi55ed away almost a Billion dollars on pork projects and donor payoffs.
don’t forget roundabouts aka “calming circles”.
very sheik and european.
And what did he do this past 4 years at the head of the DOT? Not enough ‘shovel-ready-jobs’?
This is such BS that it isn’t funny. America spends a fortune on “infrastructure.” American roads are not “crumbling” or if they are, its because the roads are state or local roads. The Feds want to take responsibility for paving every freakin road in America via another “stimulus.” And then they play bait-and-switch. They tell you they are spending $$$ on potholes but in reality most of the money goes to overpriced union workers, sidewalks that go to nowhere, a million road signs every mile and fancy, multi-million dollar electronic billboards that say things like “Don’t Drink and Drive.” Infrastructure spending is, for the most part, a boondoggle.
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nah. impossible. no connection.
To a rat, ‘infrastructure’ means a light rail train to a broom factory.
What happened to the 800 billion dollar stimulus that was only four years ago? Did that actually accomplosh anything, and if not, who will go to jail?
One big pothole run by one big A-hole
Well, it is in my la hood! But what difference does it make? At his point? In time?
and they said to me, “You didn’t build that!” HA!
Our heroic republican’ts here in Michigan are now wanting to raise the gas tax or the sales tax and already have another bill that would skim some 8% off the top of that to “Maintain biking and hiking trails”.
Here in Ohio, we have a ‘Commercial Activity Tax’ (CAT). One of the provisions was challenged by our reps that wanted to put certain revenue into the ‘General Fund’, but they lost.
Supreme Court Rules Use of Commercial Activity Tax Revenues From Sale of Motor Vehicle Fuel For Non-Highway Purposes Is Unconstitutional
Ruling Is Prospective Only, Does Not Apply to Past Allocations
By Dennis Whalen | December 7, 2012
‘ That provision, which was added to the constitution by the states voters through a 1947 initiative petition, states that
No moneys derived from fees, excises, or license taxes relating to registration, operation, or use of vehicles on public highways, or to fuels used for propelling such vehicles, shall be expended for other than costs of administering such laws, statutory refunds and adjustments provided therein, payment of highway obligations, costs for construction, reconstruction, maintenance and repair of public highways and bridges and other statutory highway purposes, expense of state enforcement of traffic laws, and expenditures authorized for hospitalization of indigent persons injured in motor vehicle accidents on the public highways.
Just one battle victory in the war on business.
We could patch the roads with EBT cards, Obamaphones, and other “free” stuff.
Wouldn't that road be called the highway to hell?