netizencain: Wait, I thought that Obama fixed this? DOT TIGER team signs up around my town. Biden was in charge of the recovery.
JerkyMeat: Thanks GOPers. Farking vermin
Bill_Wick's_Friend: Has anyone considered making building bridges and repairing dams a military operation?Cuz they're pretty well-funded and they have the manpower and nobody on either side of the aisle has a problem allocating a few more trillion dollars to the military budget.
unlikely: Someone's going to have to start paying taxes
doublesecretprobation: It's almost as if we've been pissing away billions and billions on endless unnecessary wars for over a decade.
cameroncrazy1984: netizencain: Wait, I thought that Obama fixed this? DOT TIGER team signs up around my town. Biden was in charge of the recovery.Weirdly, we have way more than $300 million in infrastructure improvements that need to be done.
bbfreak: Dear everyone who thought it was a good idea to spend 6 trillion dollars on two wars, fark you. Just imagine everyone if we had invested that money in our infastructure, or science, or both. Nope, not as important as getting a boner from blowing up brown people or whatever it is that people on the right find so appealing about war.
Oldiron_79: JerkyMeat: Thanks GOPers. Farking verminRiiiiiight because the dimocrats who would rather spend the infrastructure monies on crack nubians on welfare are 100% blameless
Torqueknot: We live in a democracy, that means it's only important when enough people think it is important
Molavian: If we could get Boomers to pay back into the system we'd be set.
FlashHarry: spending taxpayer money on infrastructure in iraq: FREEDOM SPENDINGspending taxpayer money on infrastructure in USA: SOCIALISM
MrSteve007: Torqueknot: We live in a democracy, that means it's only important when enough people think it is importantNope. We live in a democratically elected republic. We elect representation who we feel will have views that will best serve our interests.Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, we've turned our system into a government that is more closely represented by corporations than by individual citizens.
DrPainMD: Every couple of years they trot out a multi-hundred billion dollar infrastructure bill. What happened to all that money?
theorellior: The disingenuous bullshiatting in this thread is farking hilarious. None of you Fark Independents wanted to spend money on infrastructure back in 2009. I was there, I remember it well. The GOP completely monkeywrenched the stimulus because they wanted to extend the recession. And when the stimulus actually passed you were all mealy-mouthing about nothing being "shovel-ready" and hahaha wasn't it a huge boondoggle. Well, I've said it before, and I'll say it again: it's not my fault you live in states that pissed away the stimulus. During 2009 and 2010 I travelled throughout New England and every single state was repaving highways, reconstructing bridges, and actually putting shovels to work. I got a rationalized intersection, new sidewalks, and flood controls right near my house. I was completely satisfied with what my tax dollars bought.Now I come into this thread and I hear the exact same voices claiming that the Democrats were against spending on infrastructure because of reasons and the Feminazis stopped money from being spent because white guyz and welfare cheats stole all the bridge money for their Obamaphones. What EVER. Kindly go fark yourselves with a cactus, kthxbye.
letrole: is this the thread where sad-sack mopes try to assign some sort of actual conscious intent on the part of demographic groupings as though those groupings were sentient entities?
Dinjiin: My home state is trying to replace a four lane floating bridge built back in '63 with a new six lane floating bridge. Inflation adjusted, the new bridge will cost over ten times as much as the original bridge.Most people seem to be onboard with replacing infrastructure, until they start seeing the bill. The costs of doing work (adjusted for inflation) seems to be significantly higher than what it would have cost 50 years ago. Granted, bridges these days are much more structurally sound, but how much extra did the improved materials and engineering work actually cost?I'd really like to know if labor and material costs have skyrocketed that much, or if regulation has now made it to where an army of consultants and engineers are needed to deal with hundreds of bits of red tape.
johnny_vegas: that's quite the poutrage in a thread where most people agree with you.
theorellior: johnny_vegas: that's quite the poutrage in a thread where most people agree with you.Looking back over the thread, I was talking pretty much to you, Sparky. Choose an especially large cactus.
technoblogical: Bill_Wick's_Friend: Has anyone considered making building bridges and repairing dams a military operation?Cuz they're pretty well-funded and they have the manpower and nobody on either side of the aisle has a problem allocating a few more trillion dollars to the military budget.Because that's not in the constitution?
snocone: Just a thought, how about we tax those with the money?
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