Please (sigh) explain to USMB Republicans the need for Modern Infrastructure

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    Whenever I've brought up Obama's policies which includes rebuilding our infrastructure, Republicans say we can't afford it. When I ask Republicans about their policies, it's all just talking points like, "help small business, make things better, cut taxes, attract business" and so on. Do Republicans understand what attracts business besides "let them make whatever mess they want as long as they create a few low paying jobs"?

    Definition:

    in·fra·struc·ture (nfr-strkchr)
    n.
    1. An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.
    2. The basic facilities, services, and installations needed for the functioning of a community or society, such as transportation and communications systems, water and power lines, and public institutions including schools, post offices, and prisons.
    3. the basic structure of an organization, system, etc.
    4. (Economics) the stock of fixed capital equipment in a country, including factories, roads, schools, etc., considered as a determinant of economic growth

    Just in case Republicans can't connect the dots, let me explain.

    Corporations need to be able to move their goods. That means roads, trains and planes.

    Manufacturing needs cheap, dependable electricity to run their machinery.

    Manufacturing needs sewers and water. All manufacturing uses clean water.

    Manufacturing needs skilled workers. That means education.

    Small businesses in the North East flourished once Broadband was installed. Because they were able to expand their customer base.

    Perfect Example: "We were inspired by the King Arthur Flour story,” says Scott Levitan, Director of Small Business Engagement at Google. “Here is one of America’s oldest companies embracing the web. The web has let them go from reaching people in their New England neighborhood to reaching bakers around the world."

    King Arthur Flour is Featured in National Google Ad | www.broadbandvt.org

    King Arthur Flour

    I understand the foundation of conservatism is "fear of change", but change we must. Simply getting rid of regulations for clean air and clean water or regulations that protect the American people from unscrupulous corporations isn't enough. The country needs more than low paying jobs without health care or dental.

    So far, the Republican plan seems to get rid of regulations for clean air and water, let corporations pollute and let big business do whatever they want to squeeze money from the American people. Even doing all that, they still won't "create jobs". Can you guess why?

    Google CEO Schmidt Admits It's DEMAND That Creates Jobs

    Creating jobs: How Demand Creates New Jobs

    Demand creates jobs, not 'job-creators' with tax breaks | NJ.com

    Business does not create jobs. Jobs are created by consumer demand

    Nothing to do with "uncertainty". It's all about demand. Without money to spend, there is no demand.

    Without demand, companies will not move here.

    Without a modern infrastructure, companies will not move here.

    Without a skilled workforce, companies will not move here.

    So what can make us competitive and put money in people's pockets? Think about it. Try to connect the dots.

    If Obama doesn't win, I suspect Mitt will follow his policies. If he is the businessman he says he is, what else can he do? Liberals always lead the way. "Do Nothing" is a failed ideology.
     
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    tl; ts; dr.
     
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    They want modern infrastructure, they just don’t want to pay for it.
     
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    They were willing to pay for it in Iraq. Why do they like Iraq more than they like the United States?
     
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    tl'dr isn't defined yet.

    Urban Dictionary: tl'dr
     
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    The Iraqi's make better Bamieh & Masgouf. :thup:
     
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    Masgouf an open cut freshwater fish roasted for hours after being marinated with olive oil, salt, curcuma and tamarind while keeping the skin on. Traditional garnishes for the masgouf include lime, chopped onions and tomatoes, as well as the clay-oven flatbreads common to Iraq and much of the Middle East.

    Bamieh (Okra Stew) containing fresh okra, onions, garlic, butter or oil, lamb, beef or veal, tomatoes, tomato paste.

    Wow, now I'm hungry. Both sound really good.
     
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    They are really good. You should try them sometime.
     
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    Transportation system: New bypass being built in my area as we speak.
    Communication system: Should be built by those who own com companies.
    Water lines: Are usually built by local communities.
    Power lines: See Com system.
    Schools: You mean the ones that are closing down for lack of students?
    Post Offices: See Schools.

    Why do you hate prisons?
     
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    You know that's a pretty dumb post. Completely pointless.
     

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