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There would be minimal overhead, and instead of gaming the funds through a multi-tiered political process and bureaucracy, money would be allocated to necessary upkeep and maintenance only. No more sending money to Washington, with Washington then deciding how much it will send back and to whom. No more siphoning funds for projects (make-work or otherwise) that don’t have anything to do with building new roads and keeping the ones already built in good order.
But the current setup is not likely to be altered because there’s next to no outrage. People focus on the supposed machinations of “Big Oil” — and give Big Government a blank check.
It doesn’t make much sense, but that’s the way it is.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?