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When the Only Tool You Know Is a Hammer…

Posted by V the K at 2:45 pm - April 30, 2014.
Filed under: Big Government Follies,Economy

The Obama Administration… embarrassed by the most recent 0.1% economic growth rate and the abject failure of five years of tax-and-spend economic policy… is proposing more tax-and-spend economic policy.

The Obama administration sent to Congress legislation that would provide $302 billion for road and transit projects over four years, a measure needed to keep the U.S. Highway Trust Fund from running dry.

A transportation proposal sent to Congress by the Obama administration on Tuesday would remove a prohibition on tolls for existing Interstate highways, clearing the way for states to raise revenue on roads that drivers currently use at no cost.

Democrats are literally incapable of conceiving of any other approach to any economic (or other) challenges other than raising taxes and expanding Government.



  1. The price of regular gas has spiked 30-cents just this week due to Pres. Obama’s masterful handling of international events. How does that translate into “no cost” to me for using Federal and State road-taxed gas? It’s over $3.60-a-gal. now…it was maybe $1.50-a-gal. when George Bush-43 left office. How is THAT “no cost”??

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — April 30, 2014 @ 3:49 pm - April 30, 2014


    Comment by Paul — April 30, 2014 @ 4:02 pm - April 30, 2014

  3. Doesn’t a portion of our gas tax already go to highway maintenance?

    Comment by EZVZ — April 30, 2014 @ 4:20 pm - April 30, 2014

  4. Aw, the funny man is just playing with us. Don’t you remember that we fixed the infrastructure with that $1 trillion shovel ready infrastructure package.

    The gubment went out and whipped unemployment by fixing every road, bridge and crosswalk sign in all 57 states. There were so many projects in your neighborhood, they had to build neighborhoods to put them in. Want a map to look at?

    What a funny, funny man our presidential president is. There was so much stimulating money that he and the Wookie have had to fly all over the world just to spread it around.

    Michelle Obama wrapped up her March visit to China with a stop in Chengdu, arriving on March 25 and departing for the United States on the following day. But that one leg of the trip alone required about 900 room nights, ranging from 21 rooms beginning on March 13 for the advance team to a peak of 144 rooms when the first lady herself was at the hotel.

    The documents prepared in support of the stay estimated the cost at around 1,393,500 yuan (RMB), or $222,000 at current exchange rates

    They are funnin’ us. Don’t fall for it. This new appropriation is actually a secret transfer of wealth program to give every person in the US (even illegal aliens) who don’t have bicycle clips to keep their pants legs out of their bicycle chains enough money to buy a solar powered nose picker.

    Comment by heliotrope — April 30, 2014 @ 4:29 pm - April 30, 2014

  5. Wait until the Q1 rate is revised DOWN into negative territory. Probably sometime late Friday of the Memorial Day weekend.

    Good times!

    Comment by JMan1961 — April 30, 2014 @ 5:39 pm - April 30, 2014

  6. The floggings will continue until morale improves.

    Comment by Craig Smith — April 30, 2014 @ 5:57 pm - April 30, 2014

  7. This is what living in a plutocracy is like. Somehow, enough people were stupid enough to vote for this clone twice. To his credit (not that it’s much credit), Obama did not start the problem, but he’s definitely the most egregious example of it in recent years.

    Comment by Sean L — May 1, 2014 @ 7:12 am - May 1, 2014

  8. Isn’t our federal taxes (which pay for interstate highways) and a toll on interstate highways double taxation?

    Comment by James Richardson — May 1, 2014 @ 7:12 am - May 1, 2014

  9. Now Sean voting for him was not stupid for everyone. If you wanted more free stuff he was the one to vote for. The 57 voting districts in Philly with 0 total votes for Mitt was because he said he would get people off welfare and into the workforce.

    “Socialism is great until you run out of other peoples money” Margret Thatcher.

    Comment by Steve — May 3, 2014 @ 7:38 pm - May 3, 2014

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