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Trump pressuring GOP to withhold
federal funds for Gateway tunnel project

New York Post, by Laura Italiano

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Posted By:Ribicon, 3/3/2018 11:54:46 AM

President Trump wants no federal funding for a long-delayed new rail tunnel joining New Jersey and Manhattan — and is urging congressional Republicans to snub the project in the upcoming omnibus spending bill, according to a report. Trump was so intent on excluding the project that he broached the topic with House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday at a Capitol Rotunda ceremony for the late Rev. Billy Graham, The Washington Post reported. Ryan seemed surprised that Trump was bringing up the $30 billion Gateway project at the time, a person familiar with the conversation told the paper.

President Trump is 100% correct. It´s immoral to expect residents of the lesser 48 to fund a project to be enjoyed almost exclusively by people commuting back and forth between New York and New Jersey. Fund it locally or don´t do it at all (see also the Big Dig and other federal boondoggles that have all but broken the bank).


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Reply 1 - Posted by: hershey, 3/3/2018 1:05:25 PM     (No. 11561161)

Just wondering how much Jerry Snowflake Brown´s railroad to nowhere is getting in Federal funds...still waiting to see what happens when they try to tunnel through the San Andreas fault lines...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Hpmatt, 3/3/2018 1:43:12 PM     (No. 11561209)

Does the ’budget wonk’ Ryan’s Wisconsin district include NY or NJ? Why was he surprised? Does he think the Federal tax code was created to do this?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 3/3/2018 2:53:06 PM     (No. 11561258)

First, this is NOT one of those matters that falls within the Constitutionaly enumerated duties and powers of the Federal government. And never has been.

Related to that, why are the taxpayers in Texas, Ohio, Georgia, Arizona, Indiana, etc. expected to pay for something that will never benefit them and that they will never use? How is this different from armed robbery except by a transparent veil?? Let the oh-so-superior taxpayers of New Jersey and New York Sewer cough up the wherewithal.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dvc, 3/3/2018 4:48:13 PM     (No. 11561357)

Excellent. Kansans have no need whatsoever for this thing for NYC.

Pay for your own tunnel.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Omen, 3/3/2018 4:58:49 PM     (No. 11561370)

Another example of Trump looking out for OUR interests not theirs.
Also sticking it to dem.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: island life, 3/3/2018 5:08:27 PM     (No. 11561377)

What a difference it makes to have a businessman at the helm. Not that it should be a businessman. It could be anyone other than a politician. I do not believe the founding fathers saw governing to be a profession.

I am impressed with our new C-I-C. And look at all the situations during his so far short reign and how Obama or Hillary would have handled them. We are most fortunate that the voters did it right.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Salt5792, 3/3/2018 5:45:15 PM     (No. 11561401)

Commuting is only a problem because too many people live and work in New York. Some of them need to move to Kansas.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Bohallx, 3/3/2018 7:09:29 PM     (No. 11561444)

The Donald noticed that neither US Senator from New York favors the Wall on the national border.

He´s raised the cost of their opposition.

I think the deal is he gets half the $30 billion and they get $1.9 billion, take it or leave it.

We saw something similar with the DACA debacle, and we´ll see it with a number of other deals where the Democrats and RINOs have refused to go along with the people!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: proudsaber, 3/3/2018 8:53:47 PM     (No. 11561500)

Senators and congressman don´t want the Wall in NY and NJ.
So why do we need a new tunnel !
Why to go Trump !

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dvc, 3/4/2018 1:25:41 AM     (No. 11561597)

#7, geez, don´t give them any ideas!

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