Infrastructure Spending for a Post-Blue World
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  • Jacksonian Libertarian

    The US already has more paved airports than the next 5 largest nations combined, our railroads, roads, bridges, ports, canals, parks, libraries, military bases, civic buildings, electrical grid, pipelines, sewer systems, water systems, telecommunications, and more are all similarly fully mature. While some of our infrastructure could stand some tweaking, we already have it all and don’t need to spend the billions China is spending (much of it wasted) because they never built it to begin with. The only reason the Obama Administration and the Democrats want these Boondoggles and White Elephants is for the graft, it’s all about the money.

  • Matt Thullen

    I’ll offer up an easy, cheap solution to inter-city transportation congestion. In addition to being extremely flexible, this solution would allow vast numbers of semi-skilled people the opportunity to make a living without the need to get a higher degree, get a lot of specialized training or move to where jobs are being formed.

    My solution? Simple–get rid of taxi medallions, and let people drive passengers for payment without requiring more than a minimum amount of insurance. Would I pay $5 to be driven to work every day in my suburban area? Of course, and so would a lot of other people. $1 to be taken to the market? Sure, and in this day and age, where cellphones are common even amount the working poor, finding business should be fairly easy.

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