Let's see, bridges and such are part of the infrastructure that we need to conduct Business.
But no US citizen wants his or her "freedom to travel" impeded (some would say "controlled") the endless number of "toll" roads privately funded roads
and bridges would entail. (Afterall, if Government isn't footing the bill for the new bridge, nobody should expect some Corporation to pay for the
dang thing "out off the Goodness of its cold heart", Right?
Some things like bridges and roads, and canals, and levees, etc. are left to governments (State, Federal) to build and operate.
But that takes LOTS of money, and that
means Taxes! YOUR MONEY!!!!!
And [deity] forbid any "Gubbermint" yahoo spends ONE RED CENT OF OUR
(stolen!) TAX DOLLARS more than absolutely neccessary!
Tarnation! Find the lowest bidder, and squeeze every contract to the bone!
Could an American do the job?
Sure, but dang if he wouldn't demand a fair, and maybe even, livable, wage for the work!
Call the Chinese!
They'll drive their workers, cut every possible corner, wink at quality and safety regulations, well hell, they'll do damn near anything to make a
profit off even the most unreasonable budget.
And the taxpayers will get their new bridge or road or whatever at, or below budget.
And they'll praise their elected officials for FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY!
At least until the dang thing collapses...
edit on 13-10-2011 by Bhadhidar because: Spelling/grammar