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July 22, 2003

GOP Oil Drug Pushers

I watched Bill Maher's Victory Begins at Home last night where he makes the simple point that when America has sent young men (and women now) off to die overseas, we've expected people on the homefront to contribute as well. And a simple way is to cut our dependence on foreign oil.

So what does the House GOP do?

Cut off every dime for bike paths and reduce funding for non-car programs like Amtrak "reverse-commute" transportation programs-- all while increasing funding on highways by $2.5 billion per year.

So as young people die in the streets of Iraq, they can feel better that they are not alone. We are guaranteeing that more young people will die in the future to slate our country's increased dependence on foreign oil.

Posted by Nathan at July 22, 2003 08:17 AM