We can and should find savings in DOD to finance these highway projects. Our
defense spending outdoes all other countries' defense spending combined.
Time for a guillotine. I'm with Ike who said 60 years ago watch out for
the military industrial complex. They're always getting more ready for the
previous conflict.Raising taxes on highway fuels is a good idea. Except
for the tea party's (lack of) thinking which they will fight as they drive
on our taxpayer paid for highways to Washington DC.
or maybe we can quit wasting $100 billion a year on overpayments and fraud and
direct some saving to our highway system... of course I would suspect a good
chunk of the overbillings noted in these previous stories on federal
overpayments come at the hand of road contractors
The U.S. spends 2% of GDP on infrastructure, Europe spends 5%, China spends 9%.
We are rapidly becoming a third world country and unless the Republicans
overcome their aversion to any and all taxes, we will continue in that
So, a bi-partisan solution has been proposed. It's sensible, and would
certainly solve a serious problem. So of course, it has no chance of passing.
Why am I not shocked?