America’s Crumbling Infrastructure

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    This is a disaster waiting to happen and Obama as talked about it but there is no money to fix it and Congress would never approve it anyway. It would require another stimulus package and states would sit on it or use it for pork projects as they did with first stimulus. The stimulus worked to some degree but it was not big enough. It is the sure way of jump starting the economy that we cannot afford not to take seriously. Bridges, dams, levies, highways and roads, pipelines, sewer system, power grids, transportation system, railroads are aging and past their life and need repair and would create millions of jobs and is a matter of life for Americans that has gone ignored long enough.
    $2.2 trillion needed to repair?
     
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    Republicans think America isn't worth fixing.
     
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    Democrats see a crumbling infrastructure.

    Republicans see a waste of money.
     
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    It's a terrible thing to say, but I believe it's true. They certainly believe it about education. And without that, America's future becomes a "banana republic".
     
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    It's ALL spent on SOCIAL PROGRAMS that aren't Constitutionally mandated.

    What did you expect?
     
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    I see a $1.3 Trillion deficit
     
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    I see over $16T in unfunded MANDATES.
     
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    Did Government Spending get us out of the First Republican Great Depression, or was it massive spending cuts?
    Investment in highways, bridges, schools, infrastructure, while the private sector was failing. Putting money into peoples pockets and spurring the economy into recovery and stability which would last for several decades. Erasing the damage done by the previous 3 presidents who were shilling for the wealthy, and coincidentally were all Republicans
    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index ... 235AADReoK
     
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    Taxes is revenue and revenue would fix it and not tax cuts and cuts in goverenment programs for the poor and creating more poverty and more spending we don't have.
    Thousands of years ago Jesus saw the need for taxes.
    Ezra 4:13 Furthermore, the king should know that if this city is built and its walls are restored, no more taxes, tribute or duty will be paid, and the royal revenues will suffer.


    The Romans ruled most of the known world at the time Jesus lived. While the Jewish people resented this intrusion into their lives, they were nonetheless allowed basic freedoms, provided they stayed out of trouble and paid their taxes.
    The Romans levied taxes on every aspect of life. There were taxes on the land as well as a poll tax on every male child over fourteen years old and every female over twenty. There were tolls people had to pay to go from one place to another, dues and market fees. There were taxes on everything.

    Children's Sunday School Curriculum; Book 2
     
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    Hey, dumb fuck, look at California... its profligate spending on all things liberal is what has got them in the state that they currently are. And yet, numbnutz like yourself clamor for more.

    Lay off the drugs buddy... it's fucking up what little brainpower you ever had.
     
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