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President Obama will announce his plan to spend more than $300 billion over the next four years to fix the nation’s crumbling roads and bridges during a trip to Minnesota on Wednesday.
What happened to the near 900 billion for "shovel ready" work in 2009?
Infrastructure like education also has the added net benefit of job creation, The problems arise when WHATS being built, and Built by WHO, Come into play.
Many people don't understand that the Current roads and networks for utility we relay on are perilously close to failure, and have been in use well past their engineered point of function.
reply to post by neo96
What happened to the near 900 billion for "shovel ready" work in 2009? Kinda...pot holed, didn't it? I saw some work done, but nothing remotely like almost 1 trillion dollars worth of work. We ought to be driving gold lined streets in cities lit by our own brilliance after that orgy of spending ..yet..how much was actually done?
Sorry... I don't trust these people with another 3rd of a trillion. How about we try LOWERING spending?! Even the ugly cuts they are going after at the Pentagon come with the caveat for media that Defense spending will still be slightly higher overall, regardless. Say..huh!?
Now another Porkulus? Will we ever stop believing the nonsense or are we doomed to repeat the rip off like an evil Groundhog Day?
We spend more on the act of "defense" than in actually taking care of our citizens, its shameful.
In 2010 alone, government at all levels oversaw a transfer of over $2.2 trillion in money, goods and services. The burden of these entitlements came to slightly more than $7,200 for every person in America. Scaled against a notional family of four, the average entitlements burden for that year alone approached $29,000
And yet know one wants to touch the elephant in the Room, Defense.
TO KEEP JOBS, its hilarious, because the same could be accomplished with Infrastructure spending, yet its not.
reply to post by benrl
Defense is NOT the elephant in the room.
Social Engineering programs are.
You mean those blue collar jobs that pay well,and those people pay income tax that introduces new wealth to pay for those social programs.
Talking about those jobs ?
reply to post by neo96
So what is wrong with building roads? Do you not drive on interstates or something?