Conservative Groups Move to Kill GOP’s Highway Trust Fund Bill, but Republicans Aren’t Nervous
The pioneers who stole the west from the natives and Mexicans didn’t need paved roads and bridges, so we don’t either. Just let them fall apart.
Real Americans have their own airplanes and helicopters. Dirt roads are plenty good enough for the proles.
WASHINGTON — The last likely opportunity for Congress to avoid completely draining the nation’s highway budget will present itself on Tuesday afternoon.
Though a Republican proposal to temporarily extend the Highway Trust Fund gained notable opposition Monday from two powerful conservative groups, leaders from both parties expressed optimism that the extension would pass.
On Tuesday, the House of Representatives is set to vote on a bill authored by Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) that would raise nearly $11 billion to extend highway funds roughly until May 2015.
The Obama administration and congressional Democrats have derided a short-term extension (preferring, instead, a multi-year plan), but their opposition has become more ceremonial with time. With a deadline fast approaching, the White House announced on Monday that it would support the Camp bill.