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  •  Infrastructure (1+ / 0-)
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    soros

    To make what?

    Infrastructure is a means to an end, not an end in itself. It's a tool. If you already have a road, airport, whatever you don't need a new one.

    The stuff you make with the infrastructure is the important thing.

    (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
    Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

    by Sparhawk on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 01:09:23 PM PST

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    •  Your tires are gonna hit the same potholes ... (0+ / 0-)

      ... as everyone else's. You may not care, but we do.

      2014 IS COMING. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

      by TRPChicago on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 01:20:42 PM PST

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      •  Fixing potholes (1+ / 0-)
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        Isn't the stuff of national economic success. It's the kind of thing you do as necessary.

        (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
        Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

        by Sparhawk on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 01:37:29 PM PST

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        •  Yes. Have you seen the roads and bridges? (0+ / 0-)

          Water supply lines and and sewer mains? Waste and water treatment plants? Out of sight, out of mind?

          "Infrastructure" - essential but unlovely - is typically the last thing politicians, particularly local, county and state politicians want to spend their capital (note word) on. Yet much is dated, in various failing conditions. It's stuff you do before you have to do it ... before the bridge collapses.

          (See, e.g., the Tappan Zee bridge in the NYC area.)

          We have a lot of productive and valuable workers waiting for jobs that are lying fallow for want of funding. As for "economic success," that's a fuller employment economy than we've had for several years. America depends on it.

          2014 IS COMING. Build up the Senate. Win back the House : 17 seats. Plus!

          by TRPChicago on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 04:07:48 PM PST

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