Monday, September 16, 2013

US infrastructure is crumbling...

Why are we letting our nation go to pot?

Too much dependence on the Federal government?
"The event marks the start of a week-long focus on the economy after a month of preoccupation with the crisis in Syria." So they're just making stuff up now.  What in the world are they taking credit for?  The only place where there's anything to crow about economically is Washington, DC, and the areas of the country where there is fracking for oil going on -- and a couple of other pockets.  But there are 90 million Americans not working.  The labor force participation rate has plummeted.
Unemployment? If the same number of jobs existed today as when Obama took office five years ago, the unemployment rate would be near 11%.  There is no economic recovery.  Try this. "Over 65,000 US Bridges in Need of Repair."  Again, the AP reporting.
"An Associated Press analysis of 607,380 bridges ... showed that 65,605 were classified as 'structurally deficient' and 20,808 as 'fracture critical.'" Of the 65,000 structurally deficient and 20,000 fracture critical, almost 8,000 were both.  Now, I read that, and I said, "Well, now that's impossible, because we did a stimulus.  We had the now-famous stimulus bill in March of 2009, two months after Obama was inaugurated, that dealt with this.  We rebuilt all the roads and bridges."
While we were at it, we rebuilt all the crumbling schools -- and while we were at it, we rebuilt some roads.  And then rebuilding the roads, we rebuilt the bridges.  What is this, 20,000 bridges are fracture critical?  After how many stimuli?  And the president's gonna run out there in the Rose Garden today, that's the plan, with a bunch of Americans that supposedly have benefited from his policies, claiming credit for a robust economic recovery.  This is all to set the stage (with the media helping, of course) to alarm anybody over the fact the Republicans might shut down the government.

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