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  •  Yes. People don't like (6+ / 0-)

    having a flood in the Bronx from a broken water main fuck up their commute.  And they really don't like bridges falling down, or the threat of it happening when they can see the rust and separation of concrete on bridges they drive on every day.  Potholes are notorious letter-getters for local officials.  

    People are funny that way :-)

    •  Buncha danged soshulists (2+ / 0-)
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      This country is goin to hell inna handbasket.

    •  the ASCE (1+ / 0-)
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      (American Society of Civil Engineer) says in their Infrastructure Report Card that it would take $2.2 T to bring America's basic civil infrastructure up to First World standards.

      Then add what needs to be spent on upgrading infrastructure to deal with global warming and its already-baked in effects . . . I haven't seen numbers but suspect that at minimum, another $2T.

      A serious attempt to spend the money required to bring America "up to code" and prepare for the consequences of global warming (e.g. Hurricane Irene) means labor shortages  for at least a decade. Shortages after recalling everybody from the Middle East.

      Of course, the only people who'd support that are people who like working for a living doing something productive (i.e. nobody at C-level in the financial sector) and people who don't want bridges to collapse while they drive on them and can't afford private helicopters.

      Peak Oil is NOW! Looking for intelligent energy policy alternatives? Try here.

      by alizard on Fri Sep 02, 2011 at 01:02:21 PM PDT

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