What a great idea! Very progressive. It should be a requirement on all the new roads that this stimulus will pay for ["Why a Tiny Alabama Town Wants a $375 Million Chunk of the Stimulus," usnews.com]. If Obama wants to double renewable energy production within the next three years, he needs to pay attention to what this town is proposing. I also got from this article that they are working with utilities and another town. The solar roads can be done all over the country. We can learn from what this town is doing. Good for them.
Comment by Bart of FL
With proposals like these, coupled with the money Bush and Congress have already spent on the stimulus and the proposed additional funding Obama is offering, it is only a matter of time before our nation is completely bankrupt and available for acquisition to the highest bidder. We as a nation have become so averse to enduring the hard times and lean years that we are willing to mortgage our future generations so that we may have an easy time today. There is $11 trillion in national debt, or more than $35,000 for every man, woman, and child in the United States, with no end to the debt growth in sight. How much more can we bear?
Comment by Steve K. of MD
I think that the last quote in the article sums up the problem: "We think if anyone can do it, we can." If anyone can ask for federal money (and get some) then everyone will. Why should everyone be forced (through their tax dollars) to pay for someone else's pet project that is not constitutionally mandated? There is a solution to extricate ourselves from this mess: eliminate pork (or stimulus as it is now called), reduce taxes, and hold accountable those politicians who don't!
Comment by Jay of CA