Skip to comments.Obama backs highway fund fix, touts 'talking' cars
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.
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.
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Maybe the fund is empty because too much has been spent?
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”?
Obama is an idiot. He hasn’t a clue what he’s talking about.
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”.
“Get out. I’m about to explode.”
I have a corvette that talks to me. It constantly says “faster, faster, faster, faster”
I don’t believe he thinks that what the word means is what it means.
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,
Hey liberals, my smart car is smarter than your dumb*ss president.
Every car I’ve ever owned has talked. It is called a RADIO.
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) .
More like talking golf carts in Mullah Obama’s case.
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!"
Yes, but that was for "shovel-ready" projects, wasn't it?
Oh ... wait.
“Turn left. Turn left again. Keep turning left.”
Why does a talking ass want a talking car?
How many married men think a Talking Car is a good idea? Talk about conflicting instructions. LOL
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
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.
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.