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Nov 10, 2008 3:58 PM GMT
Gotta ask! Where was this photo taken? This is one heck of a photo and set of overpasses and roads.Let me guess: LA?
Nov 8, 2008 7:06 PM GMT
Right now the government has a wonderful opportunity to accomplish infrastructure improvement at a much lower than normal cost. Commodities (oil, metals, etc.) are down. The fuel to run heavy machinery costs less right now. The cost of construction materials is down. These lower commodity costs will not continue indefinitely. Many other nations of the world have a growing consumer class, and the demand for commodities will surge again.One can debate whether the government should be involved in various bailouts, but there is no room to debate that infrastructure is the responsibility of government. During this slowdown, the government is looking at paying out a lot of money to extend unemployment benefits. Money paid to construction workers working on infrastructure is money the government didn't have to pay in unemployment benefits. Infrastructure projects also help to increase employment in the commodity-producing and parts-producing companies. Again, money the government didn't have to pay out in unemployment benefits.Projects that decrease the energy used by our public buildings will help the environment and save the taxpayer money in the future.
Nov 8, 2008 5:54 PM GMT
this seems like a no brainer. its to obvious. I don't know why it took so long for it to be done though. That was stupid!