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Published: Wednesday, July 9 2014 9:27 p.m. MDT

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E Sam
Provo, UT

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?

Roland Kayser
Cottonwood Heights, UT

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 direction.

CMO Beaver
Beaver, UT

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

dave4197
Redding, CA

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.

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