This must be the definition of a Republican.
Read (or listen) all the way to the end of this piece. Here’s the clincher:
But is all this Congress’s job? Rep. John Mica, chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, didn’t return calls for comment. But Mica, a Republican from Florida, has said he’d like to get rid of mandates for bike lanes and sidewalks, not add more.
In tight times, he says, states should have total flexibility to decide what kinds of roads to build — and how much time people have to cross them.
Way to go Representative Mica. After a bumper year for private corporations, Rep. Mica is still more concerned about their bloated bank accounts than about the elderly and disabled who, it turns out, live richer and fuller lives (and draw less upon public health) when they are able to get around on their own.
But it is Rep. Mica’s explanation that gets me. It’s the “tight times.” Tight times? For who? Not for the corporate criminals who are taking taxpayers pensions and savings to the bank. They have had the best year ever.
The tight times, John, refers to the elderly and disabled whom you want to punish.