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Public landscaping in area costs millions
The Dayton Daily News ^ | July 5, 2012 | Lawrence Budd

Posted on 02/28/2013 3:41:32 AM PST by plangent

Landscapers plan to plant 1,354 daylilies around the Austin Boulevard interchange, part of more than $2.1 million in public funds to be spent in the next year at two area interchanges on transportation enhancements. In the past two decades, more than $13.4 billion in federal transportation funding has been spent on 27,000 enhancement projects, devoted to scenic beautification, bike trails and historic buildings. In the Miami Valley, federal and local funds have paid for transportation enhancements off Interstate 70 in Huber Heights, Ohio 48 in Englewood and Interstate 675 at Far Hills Avenue. - See more at: http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/local/public-landscaping-in-area-costs-millions-1/nPwLs/#sthash.gtVXFk0i.dpuf


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Billions and Billions for landscaping. Not one red cent to keep illegals detained. This is your Federal Govt. at work. Next time you hit the gas pump, think of this: "Federal funding for such enhancements comes from a 10 percent set-aside from the federal surface transportation program — 1.5 percent of overall federal highway funding, according to the Federal Highway Administration. An 18.4-cent-a-gallon tax paid by motorists funds the Highway Trust Fund, which is used to pay for highway and transit spending. Last week, Congress voted to leave appropriations at current levels for the next two years and transferred $35 billion in general funds to the trust fund to cover the anticipated expenses." - See more at: http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/news/local/public-landscaping-in-area-costs-millions-1/nPwLs/#sthash.gtVXFk0i.dpuf
1 posted on 02/28/2013 3:41:40 AM PST by plangent
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To: plangent

“Shovel-Ready” I guess. Good use of my taxes.

TC


2 posted on 02/28/2013 4:06:14 AM PST by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: plangent

To me one of the craziest thing are the sound walls they put up.

Miles of concrete walls placed along the beltways to protect the neighbors who stupidly bought a house right on the major highway from noise.

Great walls 20 feet high that could have been built on the border to stop the hordes coming in from Mexico.


3 posted on 02/28/2013 4:22:37 AM PST by Venturer
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I’ve been wondering the same thing for many years, ever since I saw them going-up all along the interstates and the widened state roads. What an unbelieveable waste of our tax money.


4 posted on 02/28/2013 5:05:37 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: plangent

This is why federal income tax resistance is justified in principle.


5 posted on 02/28/2013 5:09:01 AM PST by Mmmike
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I don’t understand the sound walls, either. They must have had federal money to burn. I remember moving to Indiana from California and being amazed that there were no sound walls, but I liked it. Now they’ve slowly added a lot of sound walls around here. Probably someone moved here from some liberal state and decided that Indiana had to be “fixed” to look like the hellhole they came from.


6 posted on 02/28/2013 5:36:49 AM PST by ReagansShinyHair
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To: plangent

I had the misfortune of living in Dayton years ago. While there, we had two of the worst winters in local history, and the (slimy, sleazy, may they die many times) unions decided to strike and even sabotage electrical distribution in order to strengthen their case. Businesses were moving out of Ohio in droves, and the dim-bulb-crat governor responded by declaring that the state should (don’t know if they actually did) fine companies for leaving.

I’ll never, never, never, ever go there willingly again.


7 posted on 02/28/2013 6:10:05 AM PST by Da Coyote
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In MA, the tolls on I-90 were supposed to go away once the road was paid for, but the board of directors, conspiring with Wall Street, unions, and the Dem party, issued new bonds just as the original bonds were retiring, to keep the debt going.

"Sound barriers" were part of the scam to keep shafting the commuters and travelers to continue funding the public trough.

8 posted on 02/28/2013 6:49:28 AM PST by Calvin Locke
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