Transportation

CCAGW Outraged by Fannie/Freddie McMansion Extension


For Immediate Release

Contact:  Leslie K. Paige    202.467.5334
November 2, 2011

Spending Cut Alert: Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development


For Immediate Release

October 20, 2011
Contact:Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334

Luke Gelber (202) 467-5318

 


Don’t Get Fooled Again – Auto Bailouts Still Stink

On Tuesday, May 24, 2011, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) unveiled a video that can only be described as the first Obama-for-President advertisement of the 2012 election cycle. The video purports to skewer likely presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, and Newt Gingrich over their opposition to the auto industry bailouts of 2009. Since General Motors (GM) and Chrysler have graciously paid back some of the money that taxpayers were forced to loan to them two years ago, Democrats are seizing this opportunity to try to make critics of the bailouts look bad. In so doing, they ignore the case against bailing out private companies, misleading claims by Chrysler, and the remaining losses that will come from the taxpayers’ investment in GM.

“BILLBOARD BOONDOGGLE” ELIMINATED



For Immediate Release: Contact:  Leslie K. Paige (202) 467-5334
June 22, 2011 Luke Gelber (202) 467-5318

CAGW SUPPORTS PRESIDENT’S VETO THREAT ON ALT. ENGINE LANGUAGE

For Immediate Release

Contact:  Leslie K. Paige    202.467.5334
June 1, 2011 Luke Gelber    202.467.5305

 

CCAGW BACKS SEN. LUGAR’S SUGAR BILL



For Immediate Release

Contact:  Leslie Paige  202.467.5334 
April 1, 2011 Luke Gelber    202.467.5305

 

High-Speed Rail off the Tracks

When stumping for Rep. Tim Bishop (D-N.Y.) in October 2010, Vice President Joe Biden made a telling statement regarding the government’s role in investments. He credited the government with “every single great idea that has marked the 21st century, the 20th century and the 19th century,” adding that “in the middle of the Civil War you had a guy named Lincoln paying people $16,000 for every 40 miles of track they laid across the continental United States. … No private enterprise would have done that for another 35 years.”

All Signs Point to a Waste of Tax Dollars

A strange unfunded mandate from the federal government is slated to cost taxpayers millions of dollars over the next few years.  A new regulation by the Department of Transportation dictates that all street signs must be in a mix of upper and lower case font, and must meet new higher reflectivity standards. Local governments must pay for the replacements themselves. Each sign typically costs more than $100, so high-density areas face huge costs.  For example in New York City, the cost is projected to reach $27.5million. It will cost smaller cities, like Milwaukee, approximately $2 million.

Carolina on Taxpayers Minds

Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) has never been accused of being a fiscal hawk.  In fact, he is quite well known for bringing home the bacon.  CAGW’s 2010 Congressional Pig Book documented 41 earmarks worth $55 million requested by Rep. Clyburn.

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