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America's infrastructure debt

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America's infrastructure debt is so bad that towns are unpaving roads they can't afford to fix

Published: July 14, 2016

Since the Reagan years, infrastructure spending has been so politically unpopular in America that the nation's roads, ports, power grid and other hallmarks of an advanced society are crumbling, sometimes beyond repair.

By neglecting infrastructure spending, tax-phobic politicians have been able to claim that they were being "fiscally responsible," because borrowing money to keep roads, schools, hospitals and other foundational national elements would "burden future generations," but in reality, the unwillingness to spend money on upkeep has saddled America with a maintenance debt that will cost far more to pay down than any cash loan (see also: "a stitch in time saves nine," "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure").

The chickens are coming home to roost in rural America, where paved roads have been neglected so long that they are effectively beyond repair, prompting municipalities to tear them up and replace them with car-smashing gravel roads whose dust pose a health hazard to residents and livestock.

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I believe there is way to much money going to military and law enforcement ..  

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