View Poll Results: Infrastructure ... importance and who should contribute and be responsible.

Voters
14. You may not vote on this poll
  • No one ... it is not important to a country to have strong infrastructure

    2 14.29%
  • Mixed economy with a unified body of governmental agency and private and this should be a priority

    11 78.57%
  • Completely corporate and private like walmart

    1 7.14%
  • Religious leaders and churches could do it

    0 0%
  • Leave it crumbling as it is and nation build and invest in other countries via military strikes

    0 0%
  • Slash taxes for the wealthiest and trickle down will take care of it

    0 0%
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 34

Thread: Infrastructure

  1. #1
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Last Seen
    01-05-17 @ 02:11 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    1,479

    Infrastructure

    Washington Gridlock: Obama Must Rebuild Trust -- and Infrastructure | TIME.com

    In the long run, you cannot have robust growth without strong infrastructure. The U.S. has historically been world class in this regard. Only a decade ago we were ranked fifth in overall infrastructure by the World Economic Forum; today we have dropped to 25th. The American Society of Civil Engineers calculates that we have a $2 trillion backlog of repairs that must be done over the next five years to stay competitive
    .

    Read more: http://swampland.time.com/2012/11/07...#ixzz2BfpJ0kGa



    Poll on infrastructure ... add thoughts. Poll fields limited so please just select choice closest to for opinion and add the detail you believe is relevant.
    Last edited by Turin; 11-08-12 at 06:41 PM.

  2. #2
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Last Seen
    01-05-17 @ 02:11 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    1,479

    Re: Infrastructure

    Here is a link on Dwight Eisenhower and his public acts on infrastructure.

    Eisenhower Interstate Highway System - History

    The Interstate System has been called the Greatest Public Works Project in History. From the day President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, the Interstate System has been a part of our culture—as construction projects, as transportation in our daily lives, and as an integral part of the American way of life. Every citizen has been touched by it, if not directly as motorists, then indirectly because every item we buy has been on the Interstate System at some point. President Eisenhower considered it one of the most important achievements of his two terms in office, and historians agree.
    This was a unified government body with private bids as well and funded as an investment in our country. Was he a socialist to want to invest in our country?
    Last edited by Turin; 11-08-12 at 06:47 PM.

  3. #3
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Last Seen
    01-05-17 @ 02:11 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    1,479

    Re: Infrastructure

    Here is a link on funding of the Interstate system signed into office by Dwight D. Eisenhower.

    Interstate System - Design - FHWA

    Historians and President Eisenhower himself considered it one of his most important achievements of his two terms in office.

    I am curious if investments in rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure is viewed as unpatriotic or not worthy.

    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/201...get/?mobile=nc
    Last edited by Turin; 11-08-12 at 07:07 PM.

  4. #4
    Enemy Combatant
    Kandahar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Last Seen
    10-15-13 @ 08:47 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    20,688

    Re: Infrastructure

    I would strongly support an infrastructure bank. The Treasury Department could just cut them a check every year for however much money Congress authorized, and then the infrastructure bank would determine for themselves which projects were the highest priorities. Shifting power from pork-hungry, gridlock-loving legislators and into the hands of technocrats is a step in the right direction IMO.
    Are you coming to bed?
    I can't. This is important.
    What?
    Someone is WRONG on the internet! -XKCD

  5. #5
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:16 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    89,770

    Re: Infrastructure

    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Here is a link on Dwight Eisenhower and his public acts on infrastructure.

    Eisenhower Interstate Highway System - History



    This was a unified government body with private bids as well and funded as an investment in our country. Was he a socialist to want to invest in our country?
    This is one major reason why Ike is now rated as one of the nations Top Ten Presidents. We need more thinking like that today.
    __________________________________________________ _
    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers

  6. #6
    Sage

    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Seen
    04-23-17 @ 05:59 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    15,429
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Infrastructure

    Infrastructure is basically the circulatory system of our country. It's worth investing in. It allows us to deliver products and goods to any number of places. But infrastructure needs to be update, more than just maintained, IMO.

    That's right, I'm talking about flying cars baby.
    "Loyalty only matters when there's a hundred reasons not to be-" Gen. Mattis

  7. #7
    Global Moderator
    Moderator
    Helix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:01 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    37,078

    Re: Infrastructure

    it should be a public / private partnership, but the public should take the lead, especially in areas where there is no short term profit potential.

  8. #8
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Last Seen
    01-05-17 @ 02:11 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    1,479

    Re: Infrastructure

    I do know when countries go to war they disable the enemies infrastructure. It seems we are our the enemy within to let our infrastructure crumble and yet nation build and preemptive strike other nations.

    I hope the republicans do not make good on their promise to fight against investing in the United States of America.

  9. #9
    Sage
    UtahBill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Utah
    Last Seen
    12-03-17 @ 01:39 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    17,687

    Re: Infrastructure

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    Infrastructure is basically the circulatory system of our country. It's worth investing in. It allows us to deliver products and goods to any number of places. But infrastructure needs to be update, more than just maintained, IMO.

    That's right, I'm talking about flying cars baby.
    flying cars, aka crashing airplanes.....
    we have too many idiots on the roads and you want to put them in the air?
    Oracle of Utah
    Truth rings hollow in empty heads.

  10. #10
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Last Seen
    01-05-17 @ 02:11 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    1,479

    Re: Infrastructure

    Is there a special tactic that might help bring Republicans along? Well, in his gracious speech on Wednesday morning after his re-election, Obama noted that he hoped to talk to Romney about ways they might work together. Why not ask Romney if he would be willing to spearhead this project? It would be an act of bipartisanship in the service of a national interest — and it might just begin to change the tenor of Washington for the next four years.
    Read more: Washington Gridlock: Obama Must Rebuild Trust -- and Infrastructure | TIME.com

    I liked the proposal of a National Bank for infrastructure investment.

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •