Minnieapolis Bridge collaspes in rush hour

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    You are aware of who for 50 years ran congress and stopped using the gas tax for maintenance of our highways as it was originally intended? Who it is that would rather spend billions on welfare and pennies on infrastructure?

    It takes years for infrastructure to go bad, years of mismanagement and poor maintenance. Or years of NOT building new infrastructure like California and the dams , dikes and the 20 years of no new power facilities.
     
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    ASCE estimates that $1.6 trillion is needed over a five-year period to bring the nation's infrastructure to a good condition. Establishing a long-term development and maintenance plan must become a national priority. But in the short term, small steps can be taken by the 110th Congress, as well as state legislatures and local communities, to improve our nation's failing infrastructure.

    http://www.asce.org/reportcard/2005/index.cfm


    It seems the the structural Engineers of this country think it could have been done in five years.

    To bad we spent the money tearing Iraq and appart and then shipping pallets of money (which then disappeared) over there and then getting swindled by Haliburton instead.
     
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    Your intelligence and analytical skills are sorely lacking. They do NOT say the poor state occurred in 5 years, they say that it can be FIXED in 5 years. But then your not know for your stellar intelligence and logic on this board.

    You are aware ( well maybe not) that the gas tax ( federal) was created to build and MAINTAIN our interstate highways and that the democrats changed that years ago to using the money for what ever they wanted? Just as the democrats refuse to mark Social Security taxes for just Social Security, rather preferring it be general funds so they can pay for all their pet projects.
     
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    You'll use ANY tragedy for your silly political agenda, won't you? The real truth is that you're a sick partisan hack.
     
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    Why is this "using" anything but facts?

    Tell me why you think this bridge Just collapsed ?

    It was obviously in use for years why now?
     
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    Look at yourself---it happened 3 hours ago. People are dead, search and rescue is occurring as we speak and YOU are going to try to tell ME it was because of IRAQ ????????
     

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