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Someone Tell President Obama: American Bridges Aren't "Crumbling"

McGovern Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 7:29 PM
It was mentioned earlier, and bears repeating: The Highway Trust Fund money goes to all kind of projects besides fixing highways. Studies on rail projects, building bike paths, funding battery research, etc. Much of it also goes into the pockets of politicians controlling these projects. When I fill my tank, I pay a tax which is supposed to build and fix roads. I don't like paying that tax so some bikers in Colorado can enjoy the scenery. Let them build their own bike trails with taxes on their bikes.
President Obama has been on a blitz while pushing what seems to be an evergreen priority for Democrats these days: "infrastructure investment." In his State of the Union speech, President Obama spoke of Merica's "deteriorating roads and bridges" and proposed what he called a "Fix-It-First" program that would see the government hire construction workers to work on America's infrastructure.

This worry is overblown. The Reason Foundation put out a report this week that found America's infrastructure is in fine shape, though there's certainly work to be done.

All 50 states lowered their highway fatality rates from 1989 to 2008...