About those roads, Mr President

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    The following countries have more roads per capital than the USA: Canada, Iceland, Australia, Namibia, New Zealand, Estonia, Latvia, Austria (they speak Austrian, don't they?), Ireland, Sweden and New Caledonia.

    Highways total (per capita) statistics - Countries compared - NationMaster

    Yet, even with all those roads to transport the stuff people build (Canada has twice as many roads per capita) The US economy is the worlds #1 economy.

    Maybe its not just the roads?

    Maybe it's Free Enterprise?
     
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    Frank is turning into healthmyths and ginscpy combined.
     
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    Nice deflection.......typical response.....why dont you go argue that Rassmussen doesnt have any knowledge of his own poll......you're a real man of genius

    As to the OP, yes capitalism rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Looka, Obama's roads and bridges comments were asinine as we all know that if not for private enterprise there would be no:

    1. Need for them
    2. Money for them.

    It only shows how woefully ignorant the man is... and this is what you get when you hook your wagons to a 47 year old man who has spent all of 18 months in the private sector and who's formidable years were spent in the company of Communists, Marxists and other assorted radicals.
     
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    ...and he considers the private sector "Behind enemy lines" and not only got nominated by Dems but voting into POTUS
     
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    • I drive nearly every day on unpaved, dirt paths. It doesn't effect my day in any capacity whether it's dirt or pavement and the idiot liberal has been incapable so far in explaining their obsession with pointing out "roads" as an excuse for their socialism.

    • Liberals sound like children with Down Syndrome. "We have woads". Ok? Good. Good. But what does that have to do with a businesses success? "We have woads". Yes, I know we do. But what difference does that make? "We have woads". Look - your defeating yourself here. Since everybody has access to those same roads, wouldn't everybody be successful multi-millionaire business owners if roads had anything to do with anything?!? "We have woads". Ugh!!! Go watch Barney. "Otay.... We have woads".

    • Liberals can't even understand that roads are built by local government with local taxes while we're discussing the federal government. Their argument is so weak and pathetic, they can't even make one for the level of government we're discussing.

    • Liberals also can't imagine being self-reliant. If government doesn't care for and coddle them like an infant, they fear they would die (and they probably would as lazy as they are). It's beyond their capacity to comprehend us conservatives that are self-reliant and will succeed out of sheer will, regardless of the circumstances. We would never let a little thing like no road stop our prosperity. We'd just drive right over the grass/dirt/rocks/etc. (gasp! imagine that?!?!?)

    • Liberals are killing themselves with the dumbest argument ever. If it wasn't for government and roads creating prosperity, how do they explain how we even got there? There were no paved roads in 1776. And there was no government either when we declared our independence from England. And yet all we did was thrive into the most prosperous nation in world history. It was businesses, without roads or government that paid the taxes which built the roads that you know obsess over like children with Down Symmdrome! :cuckoo:

    I know, I know....... "we have woads". That's all you can say and that is all you will respond with.
     
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    This dipshit really gets stuck on his points to the point of obsession.

    The point is not "we have roads! Therefore, Business!"

    Of course, that's the dishonest approach.

    The point is, Roads and infrastructure certainly provide an easier means for said Businesses. If you deny that, you're a retard. Your point is stupidity based on dishonesty.
     
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    The point is that many countries have more roads and bridges per capita than the USA and their economies are only a fraction of ours. Surely, even you can see that, right?
     
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    I've been screaming/whining for years that this country needed a high-priority conversation about the real role of government going forward. So I guess I need to be careful what I ask for.

    By "conversation", I've meant a civil, mature, reasonable conversation. Oops! Now we have nothing but simplistic hyperbole. Roads and bridges? Yikes. Maybe things will calm down with time and a REAL conversation can take place.

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    That's only a "point" if you're trying to say............that someone is saying..............that roads are the only factor in the success of a business.

    Since noone is saying that, you're obviously spiddling for no reason - par.
     

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