How to fix our roads etc.

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  1. Laurence123

    Laurence123 Member

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    The department of labor should comprise a list of people willing to be trained and work on the improvement and modernization of the electrical grid, roads, bridges, and public lands that need care and renewal. Those on that list should be employed throughout a large infrastructure initiative.
     
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    Increased public sector investment in infrastructure is just rational. It would be nice to see it twinned with encouraging a shift to worker owned enterprise. With support to grow, you can expect innovative solutions to social issues ignored by hierarchical private business.
     
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    The problem is that infrastructure is not a start-stop initiative as liberals claim.

    We can't just spend a(n additional) trillion dollars in a single year and expect anything to be fixed. It requires a large, steady, and long term dedicated revenue stream, and seriously ****ing up peoples lives.

    The skilled labor pool simply doesn't exist, and that alone would take a decade or two to develop, and than the moment funding is cut those skills are rapidly lost as those skilled laborers find something else to do. Then there's the even tougher thing to find-political capital. As mentioned above, replacing a water main, repairing a sewer, power lines, and roads disrupt peoples' lives, and when your disrupt peoples' they have a tendency to forcing their politicians into a career change.

    As if it wasn't difficult enough already, it also requires thousands of governmental organizations to often work seamlessly together with the necessary dedication to make the necessary investment.
     
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    Easily solved. Public Investment Bank
     
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    Is a public investment bank the silver brick road to Oz that will give politicians spines, young men skills, and citizens foresight?
     
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    It would arguably take power from politicians. The electoral cycle harms long term investments after all...
     
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    I've tried researching these but typing investment bank into Google in and of itself is a hurdle.

    Could you provide a link to an example?
     
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    Differs according to motivation. Britain's Labour Party proposes one focused on regional rejuvenation and promoting industry (given the years of deindustrialisation imposed by the stupidity of neoliberalism).

    Try the German variation?
     
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    If cars could fly we wouldn't need roads
     
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    Technically we would. We'd need potholed roads for the poor.
     
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    We could fix a lot of roads and bridges for the cost of a wall.
     
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    The Democrats and socialist New Green Deal doesn't require roads either, just horse trails and wagon roads. and buggy whips.
     
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    I picked my own cotton and I can do my own thing with my own sustainable materials I'm going to have a grid free life I'm an American dammit

    Does anybody have an extra tank for sale? I want to do my part to stop this border invasion
     
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    One word

    Hasenpfeffer
     
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    Ya think?
     

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