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Obama's America -- and Ours

Wisewoman3 Wrote: Jul 24, 2012 11:35 PM
RAW. It is so striking that people do not know that the federal govt. and its departments are unable to design, build, or construct anything. It is all done through contracting out to private industry. I worked for the USACE. Their major task was to keep the US navigable waters open to navigation. They farmed that out to private companies. Same with the levies, dams and other infrastructures.
Wisewoman3 Wrote: Jul 24, 2012 11:39 PM
They are tasked with overseeing the projects. Look what happened during hurricane Katrina. The levies broke and the city of New Orleans was flooded. This was a failure of the USACE not the local people. The same concept is behind every department including transportation and highways. The govt do not do the work they do not have the capability.
"If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." Mitt Romney fell on this Obama quote like an NFL lineman on an end zone fumble during the Super Bowl. And understandably so.

For this was no gaffe, said Romney, this is what Obama believes. This is straight out of the catechism. Obama thinks that had not the government created the preconditions, none of us could succeed. We all depend on government. None of us can make it on our own.

Had Obama been channeling Isaac Newton -- "If I have seen further than others it is...