Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Roads and Republicans

I'm increasingly convinced that many of our lawmakers in Washington never actually travel on roads around the country. Whether they're visiting their districts or simply taking a Sunday drive, they can't possibly be using the thoroughfares that most of us use every day. If they were, I can't possibly believe they'd put tax cuts for corporations and the top 2% of the population ahead of infrastructure projects to repair our roadways.

Then again, I'm sure someone is prepared to argue that deteriorating roadways are a perfect way to keep the automotive parts and repair sector of the economy moving along. In which case, you should aim for that new pothole and appreciate your part in helping the economy as you shell out for the new axle, wheel, tire, alignment and balancing you'll need... *sigh*

Welcome to the deteriorating American empire.

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