Today, our Nation's investment in transportation lags behind the rest of the world.
I would like a citation on "lags behind the rest of the world." Do we lag behind the three poorest countries: Malawi, Burundi, or Central African Republic?
The Secretary of U.S. Department of Transportation must not be aware of the internet. I did a quick search to see if there was a ranked list of expenditures on roads by countries and one popped up from 2013. Surprise, surprise. Guess who spends the most on roads? Here's the list:
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I've recently posted how broken gas taxes and green car subsidies are. I just finished how California built a road at $130,000 per foot!
We are wasting money on roads left and right through bad policies and inefficiencies. Politicians just make blanket assertions about falling behind the world to squeeze more money out of us. We are only falling behind in smart spending.
This is like a social justice movement that has achieved its goals will say "we have come a long way, but there is much more to accomplish" without laying out what needs to be done or lies through statistics to make it look like they actually have not been successful.
We have been taxed too much. Stop lying to us to justify taxing us more. Spend the money wisely or start privatizing things we can privatize!
It's like they are no longer trying to hide their lies.