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"According to some estimates we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions," Rumsfeld admitted.
Originally posted by ThichHeaded
So you want money to fix whatever. Go ask the people stole that money from us.
posted by pavi
The lack of reinvestment into our infrastructure has been ongoing since at least the 1950's baby boom expansion of the suburbs. Most road building projects are now overseen at a local level with priorities going to new developments rather than refurbishing of existing assets. I agree that not enough attention has been placed on it but the blame needs to be put on all of our elected officials.
Originally posted by pavil...
You can blame the Bush Admin for the response to Katrina, not for the actual flooding, that blame goes back decades with everyone knowing that the levee's couldn't handle a direct hit of a major hurricane. We just decided to "make do", the same applies to the rest of our transportation system as well.
posted by marg6043
I agree DonWhite, funny that we can spare trillions in a war but can not repair our nation. I was no surprised to learn that other states will be closing old bridges for lack of repair to spare more casualties of lack of funds in our nation. How much can our nation cities spend on very costly law sues for victims of the neglect in our infrastructure?
So is better to close anything that seems dangerous . . . to life and the city none existing coffers. I can no way to see another executive order been signed to spare the cities from the law sues that will follow as usual in this cases. After all is not money for repairs so how can be money to pay for law sues. Any way we all have been waiting for the domino effect to start, didn't we?
Originally posted by pavil
I know of some freeways here in Metro Detroit that don't seem to last more than 7-10 years without a major overhaul of the actual road