Here’s the best-case scenario for federal funding of highway and transit projects: Before it leaves town for Memorial Day, Congress will approve its 33rd short-term extension over the past six years for surface transportation programs.
Worst-case scenario? Congress won’t pass anything, and come June 1, the U.S.
“And greed — you mark my words — will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the U.S.A.”
That’s how the fictional Gordon Gekko finished his famous “Greed is good” speech in the 1987 film “Wall Street.” In the movie, Gekko got his comeuppance.