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Unless more funding and effort are put into saving the nation’s infrastructure, it will continue to crumble, say experts. An estimated $1.5 trillion over the next five years could be needed to avoid large-scale disaster.
“When infrastructure declines, we’re going to become a second-rate country,” says engineer and former New York City transportation commissioner “Gridlock Sam” Schwartz.
“No matter where you live, there are critical infrastructure issues,” says David Mongan, president of the American Society of Civil Engineers. “In some cities, bridges, roads, power lines, pipelines; are simply too old. In others, the explosive population growth has outpaced [their] infrastructure’s ability to satisfy the needs.”
Originally posted by MemoryShock
I implore the readers here to stop reacting to this mindless drivel....fear mongering at it's worst...
Originally posted by mybigunit
What you call fear mongering I call bringing up the problem before it becomes a problem. I remember when people even brought up the above it was fear mongering and no way it can happen here well guess what...I have news for you this is a problem and it is our soviet type attitude that will bring us down and that scares me. The soviets put all their money into military and not infrastructure and they crumbled from within. Wake up and dont be a sheeple people just because government says its ok doesnt mean it is