Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Crumbling American Superpower

The catastrophic events around the California Oroville Dam in recent weeks underscores a far more urgent problem. The American Society of Civil Engineers has just released their quadrennial assessment of United States essential infrastructure–roads, clean water supplies, levees, ports, dams, bridges, electric grid. The report gives the nation a near-failing D+ grade. America is coming to resemble the economic infrastructure in the Soviet Union domestically at the collapse of communism during the late 1980’s. The recently-announced Donald Trump proposal to invest $1 trillion over ten years to address the problem, mainly building high-speed trains (to date the USA has not one) doesn’t even come close to the scope of the problem. Read More>>>

1 comment:

Granny said...

The first step towards solving a problem, is to recognise that there IS a problem.
Trump may be a loose cannon but he's bloody right about addressing the infrastructure disaster we as a first world country. Instead of fixing a bunch of no-hoper countries. fix your own fences first.
I love it that he doesn't owe a brass razoo to any interest groups. It must be causing a complete meltdown in the circles of power. They can't influence him, threaten him or control him.
Pay attention kids. The more the establishment screams, the more pain they are feeling. Heh