Originally Posted by RedNeckRaider
I will respond one last time, we cannot afford the up keep on the existing infrastructure we have now. Many of our bridges, sewer systems, levees are in desperate need of major repair or replacement. Your return on investment argument does nothing to address to very simple fact that the goddamn cluster **** of a government we have is ****ing broke. Good idea, bad idea whatever broke is ****ing broke~
It does if it replaces many existing projects aimed at adding infrastructure instead of adding to it , including projects to add bridges, widen roads, and build new roads.
And again... People use the nation being "broke" as an excuse. But the same people would be bagging on this even if finances were in order. And by the way corporations often lever up on debt to finance investments that have long term ROI. Given our belief that the private sector does things better why should the public sector do it differently.