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      09-12-2009, 05:04 PM   #1
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Our aging infrastructure.....

I agree healthcare needs to be reformed, but watching The History Channels, " Crumbling of America", shouldn't it be obvious that our infrastructure is more important then healthcare now? Roads falling apart, the water system that gives NYC water is leaking 36( or 360?) million gallons a day, etc. That is where our money should be going right now. Not Iraq, not healthcare, but our infrastructure.

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      09-12-2009, 05:29 PM   #2
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Yes I agree. And crime prevention. My grandparents who lived and worked in baltimore there whole lives, cant even walk down the street where they grew up without being threatened and robbed. Someone even tried to forced my grandmother into their car and a pedestrian ran over to save her. My uncle was murdered during a home invasion.

Gangs roam freely and the cops who wont show up. A lady laid bleeding from her head after a robbery and the cops took 45 minutes to show up. Id gladly forget this healthcare thing and the foreign wars to concentrate on cleaning up our own falling apart cities.

We cant carry guns here, tasers are illegal, yet the street corners are filled with 5-12 person gangs who all have illegal guns.
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      09-13-2009, 02:07 AM   #3
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yes - I agree that infrastructure is broken much more than health care. and its more important to a healthy economy.

but I do not agree that Porkulus spending will fix it. I healthy economy may help. but a bridge that was built 80 years ago will cost 100 times more in equivalent dollars becuase some endangered flea may be in the way.

so its better to just let it all crumble and grow over with trees and daisies.
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      09-13-2009, 07:14 PM   #4
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Do like switzerland. Issue everyone a gun. There will be a temporary spike in the death rate but then people will figure out after a while that it's not such a good idea to try to rob someone else.
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Fix the economy so that tax revenues will increase to pay for infrastructure improvements.
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Fix the economy so that tax revenues will increase to pay for infrastructure improvements.

close. fix the tax rate! so that the economy will increase and pay for infrastructure.

keep giving the porkulus and clunkers tax away and we will go deeper into debt.
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Do like switzerland. Issue everyone a gun. There will be a temporary spike in the death rate but then people will figure out after a while that it's not such a good idea to try to rob someone else.
Lol yeah when I lived over there, I first heard about that and I was like "wtf seriously...?" But then I thought about it and realized no one has f'd with them in like 300 years (I think the last invasion was when the Savoiards (sp?) invaded the Canton of Geneve). It's a pretty safe place to be, too.... But, then again, I think a large part of that is the general attitude and state of mind of Western European culture. What applies over there, won't necessarily apply over here.

I mean, look at how many gang banging fucks in this country have guns.... And they attack each other all the time knowing there's a distinct possibility of a similar response. Maybe Obama should subsidize their visits to gun ranges so they can finally kill each other instead of missing, and then the rest of us could get on with our lives....

Anyway, yeah our infrastructure is awful.... However, would you have this many people employed in construction in the midwest if we built our freeways to a higher standard? Our shitty roads keep people gainfully employed.
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Our shitty roads keep people gainfully employed.
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Employ gangbangers to pave roads?? Seems like the fix to both problems...
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Employ gangbangers to pave roads?? Seems like the fix to both problems...
Or maybe pave the roads with gangbangers?
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Employ gangbangers to pave roads?? Seems like the fix to both problems...
The only job worse than roofing in July is probably working an asphalt crew. They'd quit before lunch, but if they were in a chain gang.....
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Or maybe pave the roads with gangbangers?
Even better.
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