Republican's plan to layoff 1.8 million construction workers

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    Being forced to take up the Senate bill would be another potential setback for Boehner, who has repeatedly struggled to whip up support among conservative Republicans on spending bills. He also has castigated the Senate for failing to consider jobs bills passed by the lower chamber.

    Time is running short, however, as current funding for road and rail construction projects expires on March 31. As many as 1.8 million construction workers would face layoffs if a new measure is not signed into law by then, Democrats say.

    House speaker ready to drop stalled transport bill | Reuters

    Chicago residents have even more to fear, almost 400 bridges within the city have serious structural problems! This states that the concerned engineers have certified that these bridges have serious defects involving bridge support or decking.

    America’s 70,000 Unsafe Bridges Would Cost $70 Million to Repair | Car Safety News

    Dangerous Oklahoma Highway Could Be Repaired Soon

    Roads may also be dangerous because of poor construction and maintenance. Maintenance of roads, in fact, is becoming a factor in more highway accidents as the recession causes highway safety budgets to be slashed in many states across the country. This has meant lower funds for maintenance, replacement of guardrails, replacing of faulty lights and other safety features. The lack of proper road illumination increases the risks of accident when a driver fails to identify accident hazards. The lack of appropriate signage can also be a factor in accidents.



    Don't Republicans worry about their families when they drive over these bridges?

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    Geez... your sources can't even keep their numbers straight... the link that says $70 million, links to a source for it's numbers... but that source says $70 BILLION.
    When you can post from source that knows basic math, come back to us.
     
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    I'm supposed to believe all these bridges can be fixed for $1000 apiece?

    I see no evidence in the link for the cost. Nor do I see evidence from the lobbyist website there are 70,000 bridges which are going to collapse any second. An appeal to emotion photo of a collapsed bridge is not evidence there are 70,000 more on the verge of collapsing.
     
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    They don't worry about their families driving. Most of these members of Congress (R & D alike) have airplanes...
     
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    Fuck Chicago, if all their shit wasn't built by mob-connected companies paying off Democrat Union bosses it wouldn't BE 'deteriorating'!
     
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    Back in 2009 after the Minneapolis bridge collapse The American Society of Civil Engineers estimated the cost of upgrading our infrastructure was over 2 trillion dollars.

    Engineers Give U.S. Infrastructure a 'D', Seek $2.2 Trillion in Stimulus: ASCE 2009 Infrastructure Report Card
    Read more: Engineers Give U.S. Infrastructure a 'D', Seek $2.2 Trillion in Stimulus: ASCE 2009 Infrastructure Report Card - Popular Mechanics

    The longer the US let's it's infrastructure deteriorate the less competitive the US becomes for business on the world stage. Is this what we want? Think of the jobs a infrastructure makeover would bring.
     
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    his initial source fucked up in reporting the numbers they got from their linked source... see post#2
     
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    Reality bites, doesn't it?
     
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    The reality of the situation is that most of the appropriation and spending for your holy infrastructure projects is a state and local concern....After that, a substantial portion of the funds that the feds control gets pissed away on administration and on peripherally or completely unrelated programs.

    But don't let such realities interfere with your samba, champ.
     
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