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

gandreasen Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 1:41 PM
Do you know any Europeans? I do, a lot of 'em. The first thing that they comment on when they get here is the size of this country. It stuns them. Then they start to figure out why we don't (or didn't) have 8 languages and train service to every village. We are big, very big, and the only other big developed countries that have a size like ours are much more undeveloped than we are. Go to Russia or China or even Canada. Look around, learn something. This is all about Obama wanting more money to buy votes.
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...