Thursday, May 11, 2017

Highway Work Needed

Obama’s “stimulus” $trillions were wasted. We have squandered our infrastructure revenue since 2009. We need to repair our highways to support interstate commerce and expand our highways where needed. 

The interstates that go through large cities are in need of expansion, because bloated local populations combine with interstate traffic and create gridlock. Large cities who are experiencing this gridlock should resist unnecessary population expansion until their highways are functioning.

Public transit will not solve this problem. It only goes where it goes and that is not usually where we need to go. Cities still require automobiles to get around to all the places we need to go.

The Interstate highways could be given to the States, but Trump will likely keep them until States are able to reduce funding to education and healthcare.

Funding the USDOT comes from the 18 cent federal gasoline tax, but there is a case to be made to add funding from general revenue as less constitutional expenses are reduced.

Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader

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