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Council on Foreign Relations Also Doesn't Like US Infrastructure

Friday, June 15, 2012 - 01:50 PM

It's not news that U.S. infrastructure is falling behind -- we've reported on this many times before.  But it kind of caught our eye that the Council on Foreign Relations -- a New York-based think tank that tends to host talks by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and the like -- is issuing its own scathing report on the state of U.S.'s transportation infrastructure.

From the report:

Just a generation ago, the United States invested heavily to create one of the world's best transportation infrastructure networks. But now, with real investment stagnating even as much of the infrastructure is reaching the end of its useful life, global economic competitors are leaving the United States behind. Along with a description of major policy initiatives, the report analyzes what's needed to get U.S. transportation infrastructure back on track.

You can read the full report here.

 

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Comments [2]

Edward

Except with bad infrastrusture the rich won't be able to use Limousines, they'll have to use Range Rovers instead. And once enough are attacked by dispossessed Americans living in Bushboroughs, Obamavilles and Romneytowns, they'll resort to Humvees and Armored Personnel Carriers until roadside bombs force them into Helicopters and Private Airports. In the end they'll flee the country because of SAM attacks, only to be caught and put on trial by angry foreigners.

Jun. 19 2012 01:33 PM
David Johnson

Republicans and the US Chamber of Commerce have been opposing infrastructure spending since time immemorial. (Rich folks can get where they want to go by limousine.) Thank Reagan for "the government is the problem" propaganda.
What a backward country.

Jun. 18 2012 11:51 AM

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