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GOP Representative OK With Axing Of DOT

August 15, 2011 by  

President Barack Obama has laid out a six-year plan for the DOT, and has committed $556 billion to the federal agency.Representative Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) expressed his desire to get rid of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) during a recent radio interview, according to The Hill.

Gardner noted that the government agency was too large and the functions that it supposedly handled were things that could be dealt with on a State level, the news source reported.

“Well, I think there are some great ideas that would basically turn the Department of Transportation back to the states, because why do we have this system that says, hey, we’re going to just have you collect money, and we’re going to scrape some off the top,” Gardner said in the interview.

The lawmaker spoke to the notion of the DOT as a middleman that takes money from one area of the country to use it on a highway located in a completely different part of the U.S. Gardner expressed his concern that the government was taking too large of a role in what should be a state-controlled industry, reported The Hill.

President Barack Obama has laid out a six-year plan for the DOT, and has committed $556 billion to the Federal agency, according to the DOT website.

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