Are you for crumbling roads and bridges or are you against them?
If you are opposed to crumbling roads, then repair and upkeep require funding. Funding requires taxes, tolls or borrowing.
Corker's showing some courage here on a national issue that applies to all Americans. I support him on this one even if I didn't vote for him.
Don't flatter yourself connie, I've no interest in you. Your age and health will take care of you soon enough and consign your bitter soul to whatever lies next.
Con - you know no brains. Your words demonstrate you live it every day.
To extrapolate the gossamer thread of your logic, you are implying that the morals of the folks of TN are somehow much worse on average that the morals of say California which ranks much higher? Is that because California is full homosexuals from Hollywood or illegal immigrants pray tell?
As conservatives like to say about the homeless and poor, it's all about personal choices and personal responsibility. The Sunnis and Shiites make a choice to kill each other in the name of their God and the big Old US Government shouldn't step in and try to save them. Right my conservative brethren? I mean it's a consequence of their choice and we have no obligation to them to save them from the error of their poor choices.
Great conversation in the comments here. Folks exchanging views, building on some things, disagreeing respectfully on others. How refreshing and sadly rare on these TFP forums. Good job.
Actually Conservative, a cocksure attitude that God talks to them is the sign of most conservatives. And I imagine the voices in your head are confused by you as God.
Imagine the arrogance of a pompous fool who thinks of the 7 billion people on this earth, YOU have all the answers and the moral high ground to judge others.
So fairmon, higher salaries due to privatization = good; but, higher pay due to unions (UAW/VW)= bad? How so?
Imagine for a moment had the country waited on private industry to create the TVA system. First, it wouldn't be a system but a hodge podge of wimpy, leaky dams like Hales Bar which came in 10 years past it's expected completion date and $10 million over budget (1911 dollars). Good thing Oak Ridge and Alcoa Aluminum weren't waiting private industry to complete Fontana and the other great wartime dams.
The death spiral brought about by President Livesay's dopey actions begins.
Congratulations. Brilliant move.
Agree with Plato. Congress passes laws and makes regulations but they don't pass the funding necessary to implement them. Not suprisingly you (don't) get what you (don't) pay for.