Comments:Obama announces plan to build roads, railroads and runways
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|Comments from feedback form - "This will surely put him up in..."||2||15:45, 7 September 2010|
|1/6th the size of SAFETEA-LU||0||15:35, 7 September 2010|
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This will surely put him up in the poll.s over the years, have heard many Americans say that the GOP have underinvested in the railways, roads and bridges. Ron Paul will oppose, but what doesn't he oppose?
See my comment above. In 2005, the Republican-controlled Congress passed SAFETEA-LU, which invested over $280 billion over four years on road, rail, air and sea infrastructure. That has not been renewed since it expired in 2009.
The Republican-controlled Congress also passed its predecessor, TEA-21, in 1999.
This doesn't even match the annual expenditure under SAFETEA-LU. And yet you say the GOP "underinvested"?
This is one-sixth the size of SAFETEA-LU, the Transportation Equity Act passed and signed in 2005 to last through 2009. Not even nearly the same amount spent annually under SAFETEA-LU.
America would be in a much better position if TARP and the stimulus were never passed, and instead they passed a new TEA plan for half the cost of the Stimulus bill.
He'll be gone in 2012.
$50 Billion dollars is a drop in the bucket. Not even $1 billion dollars per state. Given the amount of debt that the United States has accumulated, it's going to be hard pressed to put future money into infrastructure.