Friday, May 22, 2009

Quote of the Day

Ray LaHood says what we've all been thinking and saying for years:

In a question-and-answer session following his remarks, Lahood expressed exasperation with the suggestion from some of his fellow Republicans that redirecting federal transportation money from highways to other modes of transportation amounted to government meddling in individual decisions.

"About everything we do around here is government intrusion into people's lives," he said.

Hitting back at the road socialism that the sprawlagists have been defending for years.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think Paul Weyrich would be glad to hear this.

Justin said...

The end of the radical Republican is near. Citizens, and moderate Republicans are finally starting to realize government isn't the problem, it's a few elites with an agenda to enrich themselves, and shaft everybody else.
People like George Will, and Limbaugh

Joe Klein said...

Look at who pumps money into Reason, Cato, O'Tool et al and you will know whence the bias comes from.

Start your googling with the Koch Brothers

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Koch_Family_Foundations

They along with:

* John M. Olin Foundation, Inc.
* Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation
* Scaife Foundations

These groups feed a vast empire of "think tanks" that churn out garbage studies denying global warming and railing against urbanism and transit. Many of these funding sources owe their fortunes to our country's big carbon footprint.

Not to claim a vast right-wing conspiracy, because they (just like the researchers they buy) are just serving their own self interests.

Alon Levy said...

Joe: it's not always about oil wealth. I'm not sure about Scaife and Koch, but John Olin started his foundation because a student riot made him fear for the continued existence of the capitalist system. It so happens that his vision of capitalism is exceptionally harsh and conservative, but the underlying motivation is still ideological rather than monetary.