Dear advocates of having roads to drive on that remain paved or bridges that don’t collapse — don’t you people know there are at least three or four countries out there that haven’t been invaded or occupied?
The engineers found that overall, the cost of failing to invest more in the nation’s roads and bridges would total $3.1 trillion in lost GDP growth by 2020. For workers, the toll of investing only at current levels would be equally daunting: 877,000 jobs would also be lost. Already, the report found, deficient and deteriorating surface transportation cost us $130 billion in 2010.
Cry me a river (no wait, there’s no need as one will soon be arriving when that nearby dam breaches). Have you not caught on to our nation’s brilliant jobs strategy? Instead of spending trillions on internal improvements (screw you Henry Clay!) we’ll spend it occupying every “ran”, “raq” or “stan” we damn well feel like, the more vowels the better.
Soon, the only jobs will be in the military (or para-military) until you can finally retire and collect Social Security at
65, 67, 69, 71 oh screw it you cannot retire, somebody has to pay for the tax cuts of Luke Russert II, and various and sundry Bushes.
Just remember how free you are, you ungrateful bastard.