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RT Firefly 10-15-2015 10:44 AM

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Greetings,
Just ran across this...interesting. Mississippi River Basin Gets A Grade Of D+ : The Two-Way : NPR

I post the following fully expecting it to be rapidly moved to OTDE...

2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure Mods, feel free to do so IF necessary...

BandB 10-15-2015 05:06 PM

I was looking at D for dams with an average age of 52 years old. Weak Dams that didn't hold were what led to Columbia, SC flooding so.

We're no longer a young country. At one time, it was as if we had the newer version of everything. Now, our new is old. Look at interstate highways.

And the reality is you can't afford to fix it all.

It reminds me of companies acquired in my past life that thought they were current and low cost producers and then were so shocked to find out how far behind everyone else they were.

And please don't politicize this remark, simply accept it as not an opinion, just a statement of fact: We spent on out military and wars at a greater level than most countries so had less available for infrastructure.

O C Diver 10-15-2015 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BandB (Post 379695)
And please don't politicize this remark, simply accept it as not an opinion, just a statement of fact: We spent on out military and wars at a greater level than most countries so had less available for infrastructure.

We use to spend a much higher percentage on our military in the 80s when the economy was booming. Now we spend that percentage on entitlements. The politicians talk a good game about spending money on infrastructure, but handing out the money buys votes.

Ted


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