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Someone Tell President Obama: American Bridges Aren't "Crumbling"

D G Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 2:03 PM
In all cases, the users should be paying all of the costs. Aviation ..... Aircraft owners should pay those costs. Dams ....... Power companies should pay the costs based on electricity generated in hydro-electric dams. Hazardous Waste ..... Companies and individuals who produce waste should pay for its disposal . Schools ...... That's big can of worms. Maybe a barrel of snakes. Students (or their parents) of all ages should pay a tuition. Transit. ..... Riders should pay full costs.
President Obama has been on a blitz while pushing what seems to be an evergreen priority for Democrats these days: "infrastructure investment." In his State of the Union speech, President Obama spoke of Merica's "deteriorating roads and bridges" and proposed what he called a "Fix-It-First" program that would see the government hire construction workers to work on America's infrastructure.

This worry is overblown. The Reason Foundation put out a report this week that found America's infrastructure is in fine shape, though there's certainly work to be done.

All 50 states lowered their highway fatality rates from 1989 to 2008...