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    In the state I live in our roads are either at gridlock with traffic, or your blowing out tires and suspension parts from the pot holes..

    In a ad being run by a tobacco store who does his own ads .. the owner asks why he has to drive on roads that make you feel like you are in a Third world country... he yells... fix the roads!!!!!

    Just wondering is it at a federal level that states are not receiving money for the up keep of Interstate roadways, or is it the individual states spending the Gasoline tax monies meant for the roads on other projects ??.

    I know I don't get it... at one time at the end of winter all the pot holes got fixed... I never see a Black top truck doing maintenance... This is Massachusetts....

    How are the roads in your State? Have they met the gridlock status? Are they kept in good repair? we actually got people wanting to bring the Olympics to Boston... Really... didn't they see how long the big dig took... ?
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    Basically it's the problem that unit costs to maintain the roads are going up and wear and tear on the roads is increasing and meanwhile the gasoline taxes aren't keeping pace due to the increased mileage between fill-ups.

    Think about it. To resurface a road the old surface must be prepared and the the new surface laid down ... all the while the workers are dodging traffic. IOW, they have to do the whole process one lane at a time.

    In the northern states, road repair is particularly made difficult due to frost heaving. The damage to the roads increases and the time to do the work is about cut in half. Doing the work in that limited amount of time costs extra.

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    In our state and many surrounding states the interstate roads are great, problem is that you cannot drive 50 miles without being slowed down by a construction crew either resurfacing, fixing a bridge, or replacing the side of the road with new concrete. This has been true since Obama took office. That includes Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Arakansas, Colorado, Kentucky and the southwestern part of IL. I drive these roads a lot, and it I have to plan on averaging 55 miles per hour, due to the many delays for roadwork. They got way to much money to keep repairing these roads that do not need repaired!

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    here in southern NV there is a road that leads to Laughlin NV approx 100mi away, its a big destination spot for boaters/water ski fans that want to use that stretch of the ever dwindling lower Colorado River...the route goes thru a microscopic town of Searchlight NV with a population of less than 2K residents, two gas stations,one small casino...it is also the birthplace of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

    the highway used to be a two lane "widowmaker", but when the Senator came into power it became a 4 lane divided highway,which abruptly stops at the state line border of AZ/NV/Cal
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    Your state money is being spent on Romney Care.

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    You left out bridges. Roads and bridges...
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    Quote Originally Posted by .44 magnum View Post
    In the state I live in........ This is Massachusetts....?
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    .44....where do you live?
    I think he may live in massachusetts
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    Our roads are so bad that they are building us a bullet train to nowhere (from nowhere)

    Oh, and then there is the 2 40 foot diameter pipes from the delta so they can take water from the delta so they can save the delta.

    Also the gas taxes are also supporting various mass transit programs (that don't allow dogs)

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    Democratically controlled states = Federal money goes to Social Welfare....

    Republican controlled states = Federal money goes to infrastructure....

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    Our roads are so good the feds were able to bring Illegal aliens here without us knowing it...

    Feds quietly dump hundreds of illegal immigrants in Tennessee

    By Todd StarnesPublished July 28, 2014FoxNews.com

    Imagine you’re about to sit down for supper when suddenly 760 folks show up on your front porch wanting fried catfish and hushpuppies. You’d be fit to be tied as they say in Tennessee.

    And Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is fit to be tied.


    The Obama administration recently released 760 illegal immigrant children to sponsors in the Volunteer State without any warning, the governor charged.

    There was not so much as a text message or tweet.

    “It is unacceptable that we became aware via a posting on the HHS website that 760 unaccompanied children have been released by the Office of Refugee Resettlement to sponsors in Tennessee without my administration’s knowledge,” the governor wrote in a strongly-worded letter to President Obama.

    Haslam, a Republican, said he still has not been contacted by the Obama administration – and has no idea where the illegals were resettled.

    “I still have not been contacted and have no information about these individuals or their sponsors other than what was posted on the HHS website,” he wrote.

    The Office of Refugee Resettlement says sponsors are typically a parent or relative who can care for the illegal immigrant child while their immigration case is processed. All sponsors are required to undergo background checks.

    It’s also unclear why the ORR is handling the children – since they are illegal immigrants and not refugees.

    It’s been the Obama administration’s standard operating procedure to release the illegals into states without notifying local or state government officials.

    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters that the illegal immigrant children have a right to privacy. He said privacy rights of the illegals are more important than the public’s right to know what’s happening.

    Haslam warned the sheer number of illegals could “have a significant impact on state and local governments.”

    Specifically, he feared whether the massive numbers will complicate the start of the new school year.

    “An influence of unaccompanied immigrant children to the state, with little information being made available to the public or to state leaders, creates confusion and could be very problematic,” the governor wrote.

    Dan Howell, a Republican state house candidate, said the administration’s actions are outrageous and commended Haslam’s letter.

    “I believe in legal immigration but I support Gov. Haslam's response to the president's decision which is an outrage,” Howell told me. “It's unfortunate the president's actions are putting a strain on Tennessee's resources but what's more unfortunate is the hardship his actions are imposing on these children and the fact the president is ignoring the law and refusing to seal the border.”

    Meanwhile, Haslam is demanding the Obama administration answer eight questions about the illegals dumped in his state.

    Among the most pressing questions, he wants to know if the children were given medical screenings, how their sponsors were screened, the official immigration status of the illegals and their sponsors, the localities the children were placed, and how long they plan to be residents of the Volunteer State.

    Gov. Haslam has a right to be concerned.

    If Obama is truly acting in the best interests of the nation – why is he cloaking this nefarious scheme in a shroud of secrecy?


    Todd Starnes is host of Fox News & Commentary, heard on hundreds of radio stations. Sign up for his American Dispatch newsletter, be sure to join his Facebook page, and follow him on Twitter. His latest book is "God Less America."
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