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  •  but expenditures are settled in the House... (0+ / 0-)

    where population density comes down on the side of urban states like a hammer.

    It seems curiosity has killed the cat that had my tongue.

    by Murphoney on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 11:01:30 AM PDT

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      Because reapportionment strategies tend to dilute urban influence, the House can be even worse than the Senate and is definitely worse now that the GOP rules there. The focus of USDOT policy is long trips and so urban forms like street grids and transit are not considered a priority. I'm not against Federal government- I strongly believe in national and universal Health insurance. I just have no expectation that the US government will ever give cities a fair share of transport money. Tom Colborn and his ilk pose as defenders of the taxpayer while sucking up Fed money for unnecessarily huge highway projects. If the Dems called him on his hypocrisy he would have to put up or shut up.

      Cities are good for the environment

      by citydem on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 11:18:02 AM PDT

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