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Published: Tuesday, April 29 2014 11:31 a.m. MDT

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lket
Bluffdale, UT

they may just let people get laid off and blame it on the president even though they are in charge of the money for the road system and everything else. they want the power of the white housen and will do about anything to get it.

happy2bhere
clearfield, UT

I just want to remind everyone that when Obama first took office in 2009 he got some 800 billion to do just this with the shovel ready jobs. I wonder where that money went? And yet I read a story that some women is losing her house over 6 dollars owed. And people complain about "Big Business" as being the problem. Try the wastefulness of Big Government first, which no one seems to ever be held accountable for.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

I'm with you, happy2bhere.
Remember all those construction signs that explained the project was a stimulus job. Recovery Project - TIGER Grant blah blah blah.
Not to mention the federal motor fuel tax of 18.4 cents per gallon collected for every gallon of gas pumped.
And our government has plenty of money for social justice projects.
It seems that government at all levels has forgotten their core purpose and spent the money elsewhere.
Now they have their hand out for more indebtedness. This will not end well.

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

Hey Conservatives - Yes the Obama administration did complete some infrastructure jobs that were funded back in 2009.

And then three years later, he beat Mitt Romney by a solid majority vote, and he's still President, and still helping this nation.

Happy2bhere - You say there was government waste in that "shovel-ready" infrastructure-building initiative.

Where exactly? . . . Or are you just lashing out with unsubstantiated accusations?

worf
Mcallen, TX

Obama just gave away billions for infrastructure in Africa, and spent 800 billion for shovel ready jobs here. Opps! The shovel ready jobs didn't appear.

What's with this guy?

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

Hey Worf -

"Obama just gave away billions for infrastructure in Africa . . ."

Well yeah. That's called wise foreign policy. How do you think world powers gain prestige and influence.

China just gave 20 billion to African nations too. Would you prefer that America lose influence in Africa?

That five billion dollars Obama pledged to Africa was a reasonable consequence of reasonable diplomacy . . . A lot cheaper than armed conflict.

m.g. scott
clearfield, UT

Gary O

You and your liberal Democrat Obama supporters (which I am glad to say are dwindling now that the American people are coming to their senses about what a mistake Obama is) are the ones who have to account for 800 Billion dollars. What exactly did we get for all that money? You explain. And by the way Gary O, seen the polls lately? It is coming apart for Obama.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

$302, is that all it is? Parade magazine in their recent "what people make" edition said joey biden was pulling in over $19,000 in social security in addition to his salary as VP. if it's only $302, have joey pay for it.

GaryO,
even BO admitted (or rather joked) that those jobs weren't so shovel ready. There is some of the waste. how about a few hundred million to study bugs' mating habits?

but seriously, people are driving less and cars go further on a gallon of gas. federal gas taxes are supposed to fund the trust. Since it truly is a user fee, if we had some assurance it would be prudently managed, I would not vehemently oppose an increasein the federal gas tax. There's the rub, though, we can have no reasonable expectation that the BO misadministration will prudently manage the fund.

worf
Mcallen, TX

@GaryO:

How much of that money will filter down to the people?

What armed conflicts are you talking about?

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