“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Thursday, June 17, 2010

As the nation crumbles, Obama squanders $1.2B on bike paths that nobody uses

Is this really the proper role of the federal government?

From the Telegraph.co.uk -- The Obama administration more than doubled spending on cycling and walking initiatives to $1.2 billion (£810 million) last year as it seeks to coax Americans out of their cars.

I like the idea of bike paths and walking trails but, why should tax-paying citizens everywhere be burdened with funding these indulgences for just a few? This should be a local government function. If a community wants a bike path, they can pay for it themselves. Besides, the lack of places to walk and bike aren't why Americans are fat and lazy. We are fat and lazy because we choose to be fat and lazy.

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