Too little transportation money spent by government goes to building and repairing roads.
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“Tea party members don’t think there’s a federal role in transportation!” complained Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, last week, near the site of a $5.8 million highway project.
If only most tea party members were that radical,
While Brown and other big-government folks worry that Republicans will cut spending, Republicans debate adding another $10.5 billion to the Highway Trust Fund to keep it going another year — without deciding how to reform it.
Now, there’s no doubt some roads and bridges need work. But too little transportation money spent by government goes to building and repairing roads.