Jon Stewart on the Transportation Funding Crisis: “This is So Stupid”

Jon Stewart devoted eight minutes to the Highway Trust Fund funding problem in last night’s episode and, in our humble opinion, he NAILED it.

If this doesn’t make you want to pound your head against the nearest hard object, you might want to check your pulse.

Stewart concludes that lawmakers’ response to this easily fixable problem is basically summed up as: “F*** it, we’ll probably all be dead in ten years anyway.” Lawmakers just put a solution off again for another eight months.

This video makes great explainer for all your aunts, uncles and co-workers that are dying to get up to speed on one of the most frustrating and long-running problems in transportation in the United States.

  • njudah

    He and Jon Oliver can break down a difficult topic (transit funding, FIFA) and expose BS in a fun but truthful way. I think we need more of this on the local level to get people to understand what’s up.

  • murphstahoe

    Anyone with that skillset becomes National. At the local level we just get Dorothy Rabinowitz and Rob Anderson.

  • C Monroe

    The problem is they promote those local types and we get Wolf Blitzer and David Gregory.

  • Lenny

    Can you please not use autoplay videos? It’s very obnoxious in RSS feeds.

  • Kevin Love

    I love Jon Stewart and John Oliver!

    But why are the best news shows delivered by comedians?