Tragic Implications

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Ps104_33, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. Ps104_33

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    "Some of the money already appropriated for maintaining and repairing infrastructure is being diverted into other pet projects of politicians.
    Money supposedly set aside for repairing potholes and maintaining bridges is diverted to the building of bicycle paths or subsidizing ferries or buses. These other things have more of a political pay-off.
    Not only are there well-publicized ribbon-cutting ceremonies for building something new, many of these new things can be named for the politicians who had them built. Thus there are all sorts of government structures named for Senator Ted Stevens in Alaska and for Senator Robert Byrd in West Virginia.
    But nobody names pothole repairs for anybody or puts any politician’s name on the rivets used to repair an existing bridge.
    Moreover, nobody blames a politician when a bridge collapses years after he put his name on some government building with money that could have been used to make bridges safer longer.
    If the collapse occurs on somebody else’s watch, it will be somebody else’s political problem. "

    http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MWI4YTUwNTEwZWI2MTkwZjZlYmJiNmQzOGI0NTk4MWE=
     
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    Amazing isn't it? That would include your liberal buddies at the White House.
     
  3. JustChristian

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    Actually, the money that will eventually be spent on the Iraq war, $1.7T, would have paid for all of our infrastructure needs. I suppose you pays your money and you takes your choice.
     

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