Friday, October 21, 2011

Wasting the Fuel Tax: DC Mind # 144,654

Lefties love to whine that 'the gas tax doesn't pay for actual road costs.'  Well, it actually does cover road costs; and it could cover more, except for the 'DC Mind.'

Ten percent of Fed highway aid sent to States MUST be spent on beautification or historical projects.

...The McCain amendment also would have prohibited funds to be used on scenic or historic highway programs, tourist centers, landscaping, outdoor advertising or transportation museums.
However, a key conservative objected, saying the provision didn’t go far enough, because it still allowed that 10% pot to be spent on off-road projects such as bike and pedestrian trails. (That's why RINO Petrie's district is covered with bike trails.)
Sen. James Inhofe (R.-Okla.) said the entire mandate should be eliminated

The Ruling Class decided to keep the 10% requirement.

Nice, eh?

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