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Obama backs highway fund fix, touts 'talking' cars
Reuters ^ | July 15, 2014 | Jeff Mason and David Lawder

Posted on 07/15/2014 7:13:04 PM PDT by blueplum

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday threw his weight behind a temporary fix for the depleted Highway Trust Fund during an event to tout his administration's work with the private sector to develop cars that communicate using wireless technology.

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives was poised on Tuesday to approve a $10 billion infusion for the fund, enough to keep money flowing to road, bridge and transit projects at least through the end of May 2015.

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Obama weighed in on the issue shortly after taking a wild ride in a car simulator at a highway research center in McClean, Virginia, near Washington.

"The good news is there are bipartisan bills in both the House and the Senate that would help with a short-term fix. And I support that. At the very least, Congress should be keeping people on the job who are already there right now," Obama said.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: highwaybill; potus; talkingcars; usautoindustry
today a test car driver. Tomorrow, back to golf.
1 posted on 07/15/2014 7:13:04 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: blueplum

Maybe the fund is empty because too much has been spent?


2 posted on 07/15/2014 7:15:13 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: blueplum

Talking cars? What would they say? “It’s Bush’s fault”? Or, maybe, “Everything would be fine if congress would just do whatever I want”?


3 posted on 07/15/2014 7:15:22 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: blueplum

Obama is an idiot. He hasn’t a clue what he’s talking about.


4 posted on 07/15/2014 7:15:42 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: blueplum

I always figured Obama wasn’t too bright, but I thought at least his handlers could see the irony of having him do a photo-op sitting in a “driverless car”.


5 posted on 07/15/2014 7:17:09 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: blueplum

“Get out. I’m about to explode.”
Chevy Volt/Tesla


6 posted on 07/15/2014 7:17:42 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: blueplum
Anybody remember the 1987 Chrysler New Yorker? The NAG? LMAO!
People used to pay to have that speaker ripped out.
7 posted on 07/15/2014 7:17:42 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: blueplum

I have a corvette that talks to me. It constantly says “faster, faster, faster, faster”


8 posted on 07/15/2014 7:18:15 PM PDT by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: blueplum

Temporary?

I don’t believe he thinks that what the word means is what it means.


9 posted on 07/15/2014 7:19:21 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: blueplum; Impy; NFHale; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj
RE:”The Republican-controlled House of Representatives was poised on Tuesday to approve a $10 billion infusion for the fund, enough to keep money flowing to road, bridge and transit projects at least through the end of May 2015.”

Mo $$$$ spent?

They fractured GOP cant seem to demand ANYTHING for the $$$ Obama demands. One side wants a deal even when its crappy, the other rejects everything,

10 posted on 07/15/2014 7:24:48 PM PDT by sickoflibs (King Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. Just follow my commands you serfs""')
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To: blueplum

Hey liberals, my smart car is smarter than your dumb*ss president.


11 posted on 07/15/2014 7:26:02 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: blueplum

Every car I’ve ever owned has talked. It is called a RADIO.


12 posted on 07/15/2014 7:29:24 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: sickoflibs

the House passed it. Reid said the Senate will get around to their own bill. What was it that Sarah said, laying down like little puppies getting their bellies scratched?

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/15/us-usa-transportation-house-idUSKBN0FK2GT20140715


13 posted on 07/15/2014 7:29:44 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: blueplum; Impy; NFHale; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj
RE:”the House passed it. Reid said the Senate will get around to their own bill. What was it that Sarah said, laying down like little puppies getting their bellies scratched?”

One side wants something passed to protect them from their voters, even if it means going to Dems for votes.

The other side tends to say 'no' to anything like this at all regardless of conditions, most in GOP only districts where saying 'no' is always safe.

So with a divided GOP house they always get nothing in return for all this $$$.

On other threads I said to give Obama his border $$$ but to fix the 2008 law that prevents immediate deportations, to give AZ the authorization to enforce their laws regarding illegals, and outlaw Obama’s amnesty program, all in the $$$ bill. Attach all those fixes.

And maybe some Republicans fear that Obama could use the GWB method of using 'signing statements' to ignore parts of the law he doesn't want to follow(man it looked great when Bush did it) .

14 posted on 07/15/2014 7:43:03 PM PDT by sickoflibs (King Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. Just follow my commands you serfs""')
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To: blueplum

More like talking golf carts in Mullah Obama’s case.


15 posted on 07/15/2014 7:56:18 PM PDT by llevrok (Straight. Since 1950.)
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To: kjam22
I have a corvette that talks to me. It constantly says “faster, faster, faster, faster”

I once drove a Cobra replica that whispered two things: "We can catch that guy up ahead, no problem!", and "Whoops! You almost died there."

Usually my Passat TDI is pretty silent - German stoicism and all that. Still, I'd bet that once in a while it would like to tell me...
"I don't care if she is Italian and naked, stop riding that two-wheeled hussy and take ME on a weekend trip!"

16 posted on 07/15/2014 7:59:56 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Paladin2
Maybe the fund is empty because too much has been spent?

Yes, but that was for "shovel-ready" projects, wasn't it?

Oh ... wait.

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17 posted on 07/15/2014 8:06:15 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: blueplum; Slings and Arrows; GeronL
Cars are people too.

#OURDIVERSITYISOURSTRENGTH

18 posted on 07/15/2014 9:12:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: blueplum
Talking car?

Like this?


19 posted on 07/15/2014 9:48:17 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: All

“Turn left. Turn left again. Keep turning left.”


20 posted on 07/15/2014 10:28:02 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (Sectarian warfare -- no dog in that hunt)
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To: blueplum

Why does a talking ass want a talking car?


21 posted on 07/15/2014 10:34:20 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: blueplum

22 posted on 07/15/2014 10:37:06 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: blueplum

How many married men think a Talking Car is a good idea? Talk about conflicting instructions. LOL


23 posted on 07/15/2014 10:46:04 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: blueplum

24 posted on 07/15/2014 10:54:15 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: blueplum; GeronL

So did Obama try hitting the “self-destruct” button while at the helm of this car? He sure has while at the helm of this nation.

Eleanor Holmes Norton ‘kills’ driverless car
The Washington Post ^ | June 25, 2014 | Mike Debonis
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3172670/posts


25 posted on 07/16/2014 10:02:46 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: P.O.E.

Does Obama think the car is out of the ditch yet?

Does he think he isn’t taking it over the cliff?

He seems to have abandoned those metaphors.


26 posted on 07/16/2014 10:04:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Charles Martel

I have to admit... one time the corvette said something besides “faster”. On the turnpike with the top down trying to see what the top end was. It said “ARE YOU CRAZY!!!!!” And it had to SHOUT it because there was a heck of a lot of wind noise.


27 posted on 07/16/2014 1:24:57 PM PDT by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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