$50 Billion for Infrastructure?

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    Obama touts $50 billion transportation proposal - BostonHerald.com

    Really?....No, seriously?!?!?

    We already have billions upon billions collected in federal fuel taxes (about 20% of which gets hijacked for urban mass transit boondoggles, BTW), untold billions collected at the state level, and a nearly $1 trillion unstimulating succubus bill, which was supposed to fund all them "shovel ready" infrastructure projects, and now the Boyking and his Bolsheviketts go pimping for another $50 billion?

    Who, besides those banging up the DNC smack, is buying this?
     
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    Where does he say $50 B will come from?
     
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    Probably from his stash.
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    Whose buying it? The politicians and their cronies who will feed from this earmarked porkfest.

    Why not use some of the $200B or so unspent Stimulus money for this if it is such a BURNING PRIORITY?
     
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    Just like FDR, If we spend just a little more!!!! It's never enough!!!!
     
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    I'm waiting for the New York Times editorial to come out on this subject so I can be told what to think.
     
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    $50 B is only 25% of $200 B.

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    Silly.
     
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    its time to (goose) pork the voting block one more time, learned from the master, FDR....and just a replay..

    Democratic Districts Won Twice as Much Stimulus as GOP Districts, Study Shows


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    The Mercatus Center at George Mason University reviewed the distribution of $157 billion in stimulus dollars based on publicly available reports and found that there was "no statistical correlation" between the amount of money a district got and its income or unemployment rate.

    "You would think, right, that if the administration believes in its theory that government money can create jobs, they would spend a lot of money in districts that have high unemployment," study co-author Veronique de Rugy said. "We found absolutely no relationship. It just kind of shows that the money is spent kind of randomly."

    Rather, the study found that Democratic congressional districts received 1.89 times more money than GOP districts. The average award for Democratic districts was $439 million, while the average award for Republican ones was $232 million.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/200...won-twice-stimulus-gop-districts-study-shows/
     
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    Whew, I thought this was a story about Iraq's infrastructure but I think we spent way more than a measly 50 billion. I agree with the OP, we dont need no stinking infrastructure. How in the world would better roads and bridges help anyone?
     

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