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Stuart Carlson

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  1. wbr

    wbr said, over 3 years ago

    who pushed thru a stim bill with little road repair

  2. Justice22

    Justice22 said, over 3 years ago

    @wbr

    Remember that the GOP would not let the bill go through the Senate unless the states had control of the money. The Jobs bill to work on infrastucture was flatly rejected by the GOP.

  3. wbr

    wbr said, over 3 years ago

    justice 22 my gop senator complained about so little going to infrastucture the house passed over 16 job bill reid [he is not gop]allowed only one to come to a vote

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Highway infrastructure has been “underfunded” on maintenance for three decades. Railroad infrastructure, left to the corporations responsible by law for maintenance, has been underfunded for over five decades.


    In “Field of Dreams”, it was “build it and they will come”. In getting taxpayers to support what they use daily, it’s “build it, forget it, and wait ‘til it breaks, then blame it on ’the other guy’”.

  5. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 3 years ago

    @wbr

    Actually, there was a lot of road repair. And there was in the jobs bill that the GOP filibustered.

  6. Glenn

    Glenn said, over 3 years ago

    Thumbs up on the cartoon!

  7. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 3 years ago

    Much like a budget no being passed that the GOP loves to complain about, whenever there is any progress they filibuster or use other procedural tricks to keep these bills from coming to a vote.

  8. wbr

    wbr said, over 3 years ago

    well arodney you may consider 3.6% alot

  9. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    “Happening while a democrat occupies the white house.”

    A Republican President and a Republican governor were in office when the I35 bridge collapsed in Minnesota, killing 13 people and injuring about 100 more. Even after it was revealed that the bridge and many others in the state were in dire need of repair or replacement, Republicans demanded and received budget cuts in transportation and bridge safety.

  10. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 3 years ago

    @dtroutma

    Well, Trout, you may want to back off that just a tad concerning railroads. I know first hand how much money the railroad I worked for over 30 years put into infrastructure. Shoot, I had over 5 million just in inventory to maintain track.

    But tell me, wasn’t the entire purpose of the 800 billion dollar stimulus to rebuild infrastructure? Didn’t Obama point of a certain number of bridges specifically that needed repair right that second?

    One wonders were the money went if NOT for what he said it was for.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Bruce: among other things, would you like to discuss how many miles of track Santa Fe has pulled in recent years, while becoming an oil company making a very good living off that mineral estate they retained after selling the surface of the lands they were GIVEN to build and maintain in perpetuity railroads? Burlington Northern/Santa Fe IS now an energy company. BTW my best friend in high school’s dad worked for Santa Fe, supervisor of the unit rebuilding trucks, so yes, know several angles of the RR business.

  12. meetinthemiddle

    meetinthemiddle said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruce4671

    My impression was that, though the need was in fact dire, not as many projects were as “shovel ready” as had been expected. Chicken or egg problem. Do you pay the engineers and architects to draw up a plan to replace a bridge when you don’t have any money to do it? A lot of road surface got re-paved during the short-lived stimulus project because that could be done without a lot of planning. But bridges replaced? No.

  13. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, over 3 years ago

    It does no good to pay someone who is only going to walmart to buy imports first need manufacturing jobs. And no taxing business does not create jobs

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