Critter7r wrote: WishIcouldcatchmybreath wrote:
utabintarbo wrote:I risk being branded a heretic here, but why is it the job of the federal government to fund such projects? Especially a government that is already in dire economic straits.
In that vein of thought Bob, why should the government be funding roads?
The Federal government has the power to "regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes." Regulation != promotion.
Critter7r wrote:The gov't is funding their friends' endevors when they should be concerned with the well-being of the public as a whole. (i.e. many of those in gov't don't really care about what they don't care about). A position in gov't should be about being able to see when something is or isn't good for the general population whether or not you agree with it, use it or have a stake in it.
That was the original intent of the "general welfare" clause of the Constitution, as a differentiation from promoting one's specific welfare.