Originally Posted by Rohirrim
Because look around. This is the result of 30 years of tax breaks for the rich. The biggest mistake that happened in this country is when Reagan convinced a bunch of people that the government is our enemy. What factor created the greatest growth in our history? Investments in infrastructure, education and science. Not giving billionaires more billions to stash offshore.
We do need to invest in infrastructure, the highways and bridges in the US are a mess. When this plan worked we had people in bread lines and desperate for any job they could get. They were willing to work long hours, live in man-camps and follow the work
Trying to rebuild the infrastructure with the unions on the back of contractors would be an impossible tack. Just finding a work force today that would be willing to follow the job trail and work under harsh conditions in the elements would be impossible……. unless they are Mexicans.