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by Tanya Snyder
Great quote from Rep. Mica criticizing the TIGER selection process:
“We had unelected officials sitting behind closed doors making decisions without any hearings or without any elected officials being consulted. There was no rational explanation,” Mica said. “I’m going to have a full review of that.”
You read that right. Mica is actually suggesting that elected officials should be making these decisions, not experienced professional planners, engineers, architects, etc. Isn’t this exactly how it’s supposed to be? Take politics out of the equation and focus on the merits of the individual projects. Does anyone actually think that elected officials always do what is in the nation’s best interests rather than what is needed to further their own self-interests. Is this a hint at the blatant corruption that will surely rear its ugly head under a Republican House? You bet your horse it is.
Attention fellow liberals, sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride – it’s going to be a hilarious couple of years. Well, it would be hilarious if it wasn’t so damn important.
“I still don't understand how traffic engineers are so concerned about "liability, liability, liability" for any remotely nonstandard design, and then actual, real life death traps are allowed to persist with no accountability whatsoever.”
– Jake Wegmann
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