Information about you, Joe Average citizen. Your phone calls and emails are being stored, all in the name of protecting our country from potential terrorists--terrorists like you, even though your call or email is as banal as, "Honey I'll be home in 30 minutes." You probably have never said or typed, "I'm planning to bomb the Freedom Tower."
The Obama administration has defended the National Security Agency's "need" to collect such records, despite the huge overreach and invasion of citizens' privacy.
Truth is, most Americans do not believe the government won't use the information it's gathering for good purposes only. Information is power. Knowledge about private affairs can be used for bad ends.
For years, Delawareans tried to avoid the interchange of I-95 and Route 1. But our investment in new fly-over ramps has alleviated congestion, shortening commutes, shipping times, and trips to the beach.
We are making similar improvements at I-95 and 202. That exit ramp was a notorious choke point, but improvements have cut the average number of hours per day of slowing traffic from six to less than one.
Infrastructure investments create high-paying, middle-class jobs today and they lay the foundation for future prosperity. It's time to stop complaining about the sorry shape of our Transportation Trust Fund and fix the underlying issues. I propose that we invest $1.1 billion over five years.
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