$300 Billion in Perspective

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As reported by The Hill, “President Obama will announce his plan to spend more than $300 billion over the next four years to fix the nation’s crumbling roads and bridges during a trip to Minnesota on Wednesday.” Now, although the Constitution nowhere authorizes Lincoln-Clay-Whig “internal improvements,” let’s put this proposed $300 billion spending for infrastructure in perspective. The last time I checked, it cost over $1 million dollars a year to keep one U.S. soldier in Afghanistan. And the last time I checked, there were still over 35,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Do the math. Hey Obama, bring home all the soldiers from Afghanistan and use the money you save to fix the nation’s roads and bridges. It will be “revenue neutral,” as they say in Washington.

7:17 am on February 27, 2014