Rep. Blumenauer: New Republican Rules Threaten Infrastructure Funding [Guest Post]

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    The linked dreck is pretty short on specifics....Not surprising, considering the source.

    But the feds could end all this, by ending federal fuel taxes and leaving transportation infrastructure to the states.
     
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    The country is $14T in debt and the fucking pol wants a bridge named after him.
     
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    Are democrats ever gonna stop whining?
     
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    The basis of Democracy is infrastructure? That's news to me.

    Good thing I live in a Republic.
     
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    Yeah, good think...
     
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    That all you got?

    Kind of disappointing.
     
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    LOL.. cutting infrastructure spending threatens the basis of our democracy?

    Pretty silly. Not just because our democracy isn't dependent on high levels of infrastructure funding, but because its a republic, not a democracy.

    Democratics will whine about anything.
     
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    Cheese is being manufactured at record rates.
     
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    Infrastructure from the federal government is what upkeeps our interstate highway system. You know the highway system that allows for freight trucks to have easy access to major cities (as well as many small towns), and helps keep our economy flowing. You realize how many small businesses that would go out of business if that infrastructure system were canned? They wouldn't be able to ship out their products as easily, costs of shipping would be increased for EVERYTHING (which would naturally lead to higher prices for virtually everything you purchase at the store).

    It also allows easier transfer of troops interstate in case of an invasion, or if they need to be moved ASAP.

    PS-The interstate highway system was greatly supported by Eisenhower, to the point where it's named after him.
     

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