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    Re: On Trump and Infrastructure in NYC/Tri-state area

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    There are a lot of problems with the subways and the roads here in the tri-state area. Is Trump doing enough about infrastructure here? He has never once mentioned it as President.
    Oh good god! There are infrastructure problems in every city and state. There's a bridge out in Dixon, Montana. Damn Trump, he hasn't even mentioned it as President! Not to mention it's the states responsibility. Bitch at Cuomo, where it belongs.
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    Re: On Trump and Infrastructure in NYC/Tri-state area

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Though, it would have helped, had the man on the chair had more experience in these things.
    One would think a polymath like yourself would offer her services
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    Re: On Trump and Infrastructure in NYC/Tri-state area

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Though, it would have helped, had the man on the chair had more experience in these things.
    he as urged congress on numerous occasions to get the bills done. ryan and mcconell are too weak.

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    Re: On Trump and Infrastructure in NYC/Tri-state area

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPeanut View Post
    You do know TDS is not a real diagnosis right? It's just a term made up to slam people who don't like Trump.
    Is it a medical definition? No. Is it a real thing? ABSOFREAKINGLUTELY!!
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    Re: On Trump and Infrastructure in NYC/Tri-state area

    Quote Originally Posted by holbritter View Post
    Oh good god! There are infrastructure problems in every city and state. There's a bridge out in Dixon, Montana. Damn Trump, he hasn't even mentioned it as President! Not to mention it's the states responsibility. Bitch at Cuomo, where it belongs.
    Population of Dixon, MT = 216
    Population of New York City metro area = 23,723,696

    Much of NYC's infrastructure affects the national economy. If nothing else, New York residents purchase huge amounts of goods from the rest of the US, as well as manufactures goods; shipping obviously relies on infrastructure. And of course, millions of Americans travel to New York for business and leisure.

    I.e. like it or not, the infrastructure of the NYC area is in part a national concern.

    By the way, both NY and NJ are already contributing large sums to infrastructure projects. E.g. the Port Authority's annual budget is $7.4 billion to maintain 6 of the most heavily used bridges and tunnels in the world; an interstate commuter rail system; three international airports, and two national (including JFK, LaGuardia and Newark); five ports; and the World Trade Center in Manhattan.

    And of course, New York State sends more to the federal government in taxes than it receives in benefits, while Montana is the opposite -- MT is the 7th most dependent state in the US.

    So, you were saying...?

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    Maybe the democrats and never Trumpers should get off the mans back and let him do his job, if they don't like his plan then lay out your plan and work together to fix it, Trump has said many times he wants to work with anyone for the good of America,
    All I hear is Trumps plan won't work, but never an idea from the naysayers.


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    Re: On Trump and Infrastructure in NYC/Tri-state area

    Quote Originally Posted by Visbek View Post
    Population of Dixon, MT = 216
    Population of New York City metro area = 23,723,696

    Much of NYC's infrastructure affects the national economy. If nothing else, New York residents purchase huge amounts of goods from the rest of the US, as well as manufactures goods; shipping obviously relies on infrastructure. And of course, millions of Americans travel to New York for business and leisure.

    I.e. like it or not, the infrastructure of the NYC area is in part a national concern.

    By the way, both NY and NJ are already contributing large sums to infrastructure projects. E.g. the Port Authority's annual budget is $7.4 billion to maintain 6 of the most heavily used bridges and tunnels in the world; an interstate commuter rail system; three international airports, and two national (including JFK, LaGuardia and Newark); five ports; and the World Trade Center in Manhattan.

    And of course, New York State sends more to the federal government in taxes than it receives in benefits, while Montana is the opposite -- MT is the 7th most dependent state in the US.

    So, you were saying...?
    So does Miami, LA, Chicago, etc. What's your point? The state is responsible for their infrastructure. So what I was saying was it is idiotic to pull this out of the air just to rag on Trump. You got a problem with NYC stuff, tell it to the Dems who run it. By the way, I know NYC well. I used Montana tongue in cheek...sorry you didn't get it. Lots of cities and towns have problems, you can't honestly expect Trump to comment on every single one.
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    Re: On Trump and Infrastructure in NYC/Tri-state area

    Quote Originally Posted by holbritter View Post
    So does Miami, LA, Chicago, etc. What's your point? The state is responsible for their infrastructure.
    Yes, you are actually proving my point. Thanks!

    The state is partially responsible for its infrastructure -- and states do pay most of the costs. However, we also have a national interest in the infrastructure of large cities.

    In addition, some projects are just too big, and too important, and cross too many states, to pin it all on the states. E.g. New York and New Jersey combined cannot afford to build a new train tunnel underneath the Hudson River, yet the economy of the entire US depends on building a new tunnel.


    So what I was saying was it is idiotic to pull this out of the air just to rag on Trump.
    ...except it isn't.

    1) The US needs serious infrastructure improvements. Trump is President. He may not be on the hook to fix the NYC subway, but NYC infrastructure is definitely part of his responsibility.

    2) Trump explicitly and repeatedly said he wanted to build up US infrastructure. He made this his issue.

    3) His inability to get anywhere on this is indicative of his general ineptitude and disengagement from the job.


    You got a problem with NYC stuff, tell it to the Dems who run it.
    1) They're aware of it. They're working on it. Cuomo, for example, appointed Lhota (a very effective MTA chief) to run it again.

    2) News flash! Chris Christie is the governor of NJ, and he royally ****ed up. He canceled the ARC Tunnel, basically just so he could convince Republicans that he wasn't a big spender. The end result was that the project was delayed by years, which in turn vastly increased its cost.


    By the way, I know NYC well. I used Montana tongue in cheek...sorry you didn't get it. Lots of cities and towns have problems, you can't honestly expect Trump to comment on every single one.
    Oh, really? So Trump was out of line, when he commented on Chicago's homicide rate? When he personally intervened to browbeat Carrier into keeping jobs in the US?

    NYC is not just another city. It's one of the largest and most important cities in the US. And Trump should certainly be working on an infrastructure effort that helps not just NYC, but those small towns as well.

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    Re: On Trump and Infrastructure in NYC/Tri-state area

    Quote Originally Posted by NeverTrumpGOP View Post
    There are a lot of problems with the subways and the roads here in the tri-state area. Is Trump doing enough about infrastructure here? He has never once mentioned it as President.
    Hasn't done squat as of yet.
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    Re: On Trump and Infrastructure in NYC/Tri-state area

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    Is it a medical definition? No. Is it a real thing? ABSOFREAKINGLUTELY!!
    "ABSOFREAKINGLUTELY" sounds like something you buy at Ikea. Still confused if TDS is real, tho...

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