Wednesday, July 06, 2011

I'm So Old I Can Remember When The Highway Lobby Had Some Clout

And the madness continues.

The next flash point in the debate over the nation’s will to live within its means may emerge this week as House Republicans present a long-term transportation bill expected to cut funding for highways and mass transit by almost one third.

Obviously highways aren't my favorite thing, but even I don't think most of them should be left to fall apart. More than that, the inevitable delayed maintenance caused by these types of cuts causes the necessary repair costs to balloon.