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(WPBF West Palm Beach)   Biden WH releases detailed state-by-state summaries on how $2.3-trillion infrastructure bill will address failing interdependent parts, like roads, bridges, drinking water, health care, power networks, broadband, schools. How's your state holding up?   (wpbf.com) divider line
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2021-04-14 10:55:23 AM  
Clicking through to the actual document from the WH: https://www.documentcloud.org/documen​t​s/20613298-biden-infrastructure-plan-s​tate-highlights

It does not specify how much money each state will get. It specifies which parts of the total allocation each state should/could benefit from. In short, it's a PR piece.
 
2021-04-14 11:33:12 AM  

moos: Clicking through to the actual document from the WH


Or to the PDF.

For decades, infrastructure in ______ has suffered from a systemic lack of investment. The need for action is clear

moos: It does not specify how much money each state will get. It specifies which parts of the total allocation each state should/could benefit from. In short, it's a PR piece.


More like the talking points for hacks (slightly less lazy than those at WPBF) to write state-by-state PR pieces.
 
2021-04-14 3:18:32 PM  
If only he spent $3billion dollars on tax breaks for rich people, we would be better off.
 
2021-04-14 3:39:00 PM  

moos: Clicking through to the actual document from the WH: https://www.documentcloud.org/document​s/20613298-biden-infrastructure-plan-s​tate-highlights

It does not specify how much money each state will get. It specifies which parts of the total allocation each state should/could benefit from. In short, it's a PR piece.


But that's exactly what is needed. To get his law passed, Dems need to create a lobby of self-interested partisans in each state to pressure their reps to support it.

The (successful) model of military projects which outlive usefulness but are perpetuated by this process.
 
2021-04-14 3:44:19 PM  
What a wasted opportunity.

We've got states as red as Texas and blue as New York that pissed away hundreds of billions in tax money that they pinky promised was going for infrastructure. Now they want a spot at the trough?

What they deserve is a public cockslap upside the head and a hearty "go FARK yourself, Greg Abbott. You. Get. Jack. Shiat. Now hold still while I piss in your face just to drive the point home."

(Use "Andrew Cuomo" in the above if you'd like.)

Instead, they're rewarded.
 
2021-04-14 3:49:36 PM  
I see Maine got a C-.

Also, 85% of Mainers that can get internet have access to only 1 provider, eh?

Guess we here in The County are lucky.  I can choose from either Constipated Communications, Comcast or a local ISP.  That's three!  Three internet providers!! Ah ah ah ahh!!! *boom*
 
2021-04-14 4:07:37 PM  
I live in Texas. How do you think my state is holding up, Subby?
 
2021-04-14 4:08:41 PM  
I didn't see any massive bailouts for hotels and golf courses. Does President Biden not care about hard working Americans?
 
2021-04-14 4:10:33 PM  
What this should include : money for nuclear power plants so we can shut down the entire coal and gas industry in the country that still produces 63% of our power and pollutes a shiat ton.
 
2021-04-14 4:10:35 PM  

xanadian: I see Maine got a C-.

Also, 85% of Mainers that can get internet have access to only 1 provider, eh?

Guess we here in The County are lucky.  I can choose from either Constipated Communications, Comcast or a local ISP.  That's three!  Three internet providers!! Ah ah ah ahh!!! *boom*


I can choose Comcast, Comcast, or Comcast and I live in a metro suburb.
 
2021-04-14 4:11:14 PM  
The real question is 'Are these government jobs paying over $15 an hour or are these handouts to Wall Street?'
 
2021-04-14 4:11:18 PM  

Gulper Eel: What a wasted opportunity.

We've got states as red as Texas and blue as New York that pissed away hundreds of billions in tax money that they pinky promised was going for infrastructure. Now they want a spot at the trough?

What they deserve is a public cockslap upside the head and a hearty "go FARK yourself, Greg Abbott. You. Get. Jack. Shiat. Now hold still while I piss in your face just to drive the point home."

(Use "Andrew Cuomo" in the above if you'd like.)

Instead, they're rewarded.


BSAB, a false equivalence, and a red herring.  Good work.
 
2021-04-14 4:12:29 PM  
Only "okay", and the rural areas have the worst of it. Too bad the voters there have been conditioned to vote (and scream) against their own best interests.
 
2021-04-14 4:13:22 PM  
Ah, a C for us here in Minnesota.


(...wonder what it'll be if Chauvin walks.)
 
2021-04-14 4:13:22 PM  
I can't quote it due to the lousy website, but I'm so glad that Biden is at least suggesting that, gasp, America isn't actually the best in the world! Meanwhile the quoted republican senator just cant let go of that sweet sweet american exceptionalism. Just one of many issues this country faces, sigh.
 
2021-04-14 4:13:56 PM  
"He says that we're a declining superpower, the United States is no longer number one," Wicker said afterward. "I just fundamentally disagree with that."

This is his objection? An empty appeal to nostalgia?
 
2021-04-14 4:14:08 PM  
Parts of my state are o.k.
Others not so much
 
2021-04-14 4:15:08 PM  
DC's not a state so I just get to pay taxes and get farked.
 
2021-04-14 4:16:42 PM  

schnee: I live in Texas. How do you think my state is holding up, Subby?


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2021-04-14 4:20:17 PM  
If I brought home a report card like that I wouldn't be allowed to roll hoops with a stick for a month.
 
2021-04-14 4:21:00 PM  

Bugerz: I can choose Comcast, Comcast, or Comcast and I live in a metro suburb.


Another brilliant bit of Republican legislation. They thought carving up the service areas would lead to LOWER prices; because that's usually what you get with a monopoly - lower prices.

McCain later said that he got that one wrong and immediately sprung into action and did absolutely nothing to fix it. Some maverick that guy.
 
2021-04-14 4:21:04 PM  
You'd think the staffer that released this could have double checked the state Biden is from for copy-n-paste errors, but, nope, broadband improvements are only needed in Connecticut....


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2021-04-14 4:21:20 PM  
All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans Democrats ever done for us?
 
2021-04-14 4:22:18 PM  
"It would gut right-to-work protections for blue-collar workers," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a Monday floor speech"

McConnell worried about blue-collar workers, that is comedy gold
 
2021-04-14 4:22:27 PM  

Opacity: You'd think the staffer that released this could have double checked the state Biden is from for copy-n-paste errors, but, nope, broadband improvements are only needed in Connecticut....


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Oh, I see there are still some Trumpers working at the WH... huh...
 
2021-04-14 4:22:31 PM  
how is a school infrastructure you can't drive a school
 
2021-04-14 4:23:34 PM  
We need to end road way neutrality and let car companies dictate who gets to drive on our roads, if you ask me.
 
2021-04-14 4:24:55 PM  

capacc: "It would gut right-to-work protections for blue-collar workers," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a Monday floor speech"

McConnell worried about blue-collar workers, that is comedy gold


Doesn't everybody already know that a right to work state is non-union, and at-will is a reason they can't shiatcan you? Right to work states have the lowest paying jobs, too. Those states do not allow workers to unionize... it's just a huge kick in the balls to the working man persons.
 
2021-04-14 4:26:03 PM  
B..B..But my state doesnt want better roads and good jobs.

They just want to give tax breaks to wealthy donors! Waaaaaahhh States Rights!
 
2021-04-14 4:26:57 PM  
Good luck with keeping the filibuster.

Also, 28% < 35%.
 
2021-04-14 4:27:07 PM  
Arkansas is so farked they didn't even assign a grade. Looks like it's second grade again for the Razorbacks.
 
2021-04-14 4:29:10 PM  
Which ten Republicans are on board with the bill?
 
2021-04-14 4:31:27 PM  

Gin Buddy: Bugerz: I can choose Comcast, Comcast, or Comcast and I live in a metro suburb.

Another brilliant bit of Republican legislation. They thought carving up the service areas would lead to LOWER prices; because that's usually what you get with a monopoly - lower prices.

McCain later said that he got that one wrong and immediately sprung into action and did absolutely nothing to fix it. Some maverick that guy.


Yep, really enjoy that $135/mo for 25 MB internet.

Fark Comcrap and the former thuglican governers. Congrats on letting a bridge fall into the river.
 
2021-04-14 4:31:38 PM  
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2021-04-14 4:32:55 PM  
My home state of Mississippi got a D+. That sounds about right. On I-22 you can literally see the state line crossing from Alabama into Mississippi where the pavement instantly becomes shiattier.
 
2021-04-14 4:33:08 PM  

schnee: I live in Texas. How do you think my state is holding up, Subby?


Have you tried flying to Cancun?
 
2021-04-14 4:34:11 PM  
Wisconsin got a C? I would expect a D. Glad they are bringing up rent. Holy shiat rent is high as fark in my city. So bad, that people have to live outside of the city. Only people making over 40k a year, or students are living in the city. They also want to redevelop an area on the side of one of the rivers, and add 2 places for apartments, and retail. There are not enough people in the area for retail, the pandemic killed so many small businesses, and the rent for the apartments are at least 1k a month. This is an area with low income people. You can buy a house in my city, and get a cheaper monthly payment than that. I get the gentrification rants on Kimmy Schmidt now.
 
2021-04-14 4:34:39 PM  
BROADBAND:18% of Missourians live in areas where, by one definition, there is no broadband infrastructure that provides minimally acceptable speeds

As some one who lives in an area only serviced by Charter and AT&T, I am one of those 18%.
(yea I know, cliché line, at least AT&T has been running fiber in the area so I should be able to get 1gb/s when that's ready)
 
2021-04-14 4:37:18 PM  
You know what's great? We're talking about an actual plan to do things that really and truly need to be done. About the best way to accomplish goals critical to the safety and well-being of the people living in this country.

/ not sick of it yet sorry
 
2021-04-14 4:38:52 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: "He says that we're a declining superpower, the United States is no longer number one," Wicker said afterward. "I just fundamentally disagree with that."

This is his objection? An empty appeal to nostalgia?


The Mississippi Senator will compare any stretch of I-10 in the state with those communist bullet trains that first world nations have. (Mississippi roads are a stinking disaster and they can't even blame the frost)
 
2021-04-14 4:39:14 PM  

Bugerz: xanadian: I see Maine got a C-.

Also, 85% of Mainers that can get internet have access to only 1 provider, eh?

Guess we here in The County are lucky.  I can choose from either Constipated Communications, Comcast or a local ISP.  That's three!  Three internet providers!! Ah ah ah ahh!!! *boom*

I can choose Comcast, Comcast, or Comcast and I live in a metro suburb.


We had an initiative about 10 years ago (I think) called the "three ring binder," and I don't know why they called it that.  But it allowed rural areas--especially in northern Maine--to vastly expand its access to internet providers.  If you're REALLY out in the sticks or on a farm, yeah, you're very limited.  But once you're in a town or "city" such as Houlton or Presque Isle, you get more options.  We even have 1Gbps fiber.
 
2021-04-14 4:41:01 PM  
and of course the "left-wing media" is talking about how we need to stay in afghanistan instead of this
 
2021-04-14 4:41:27 PM  
Ohio doesn't need no gubment handout. We just got butterfly knives legalized, we're good. The crumbling roads are just fine for the wealth of SUVs and Jeeps rumbling around here.
 
2021-04-14 4:43:26 PM  

Drunk Southern Taser Bait: My home state of Mississippi got a D+. That sounds about right. On I-22 you can literally see the state line crossing from Alabama into Mississippi where the pavement instantly becomes shiattier.


I used to mark my AAA trip ticks with skulls to prepare myself for the MS road conditions.  And that was I 10!  Hold it until you get past MS was the rule of the day.
 
2021-04-14 4:43:45 PM  

Oysterman: schnee: I live in Texas. How do you think my state is holding up, Subby?

Have you tried flying to Cancun?


I did that 13 months ago. I came back to a post-apocalyptic hellhole (dammit... a different looking one) AND I got COVID on the airplane.
 
2021-04-14 4:46:30 PM  

Drunk Southern Taser Bait: My home state of Mississippi got a D+. That sounds about right. On I-22 you can literally see the state line crossing from Alabama into Mississippi where the pavement instantly becomes shiattier.


You weren't kidding even one little bit, google earth confirmed.

I spent several months in pre-casino Biloxi many moons ago. It was quite a culture shock for this California girl.
 
2021-04-14 4:47:08 PM  

Screaming Candle: DC's not a state so I just get to pay taxes and get farked.


We should give DC back to virginia and maryland to reenfranchise the people there.  Then move the capitol to a more interior zone to the country where it can better be defended when russia and china war with us.
 
2021-04-14 4:48:07 PM  
I also notice that PR and DC are included while all other territories are excluded. Hmmmm....
 
2021-04-14 4:48:28 PM  

schnee: I live in Texas. How do you think my state is holding up, Subby?


Big, loud and stupidly?
 
2021-04-14 4:49:03 PM  
Tied for first place! At a C+! Clearly this is not a damning fact!
 
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