Thursday, February 4, 2010

Infrastructure devolution

Gravel roads, once a symbol of quaint times, are emerging as a sign of financial struggle in a growing number of rural towns.

High costs and tight budgets have prompted communities in Maine, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Vermont to convert or consider converting their cracked asphalt roads back to gravel to cut maintenance costs, officials in those states say.

It seems like all the stimulus and bail out trillions are going to Wall Street and the banks and the auto companies and civil service employment schemes.

What happened to the all the promised money for "shovel ready" construction jobs (like repaving roads)?

While record federal over spending is wasted on paybacks and insider deals, our infrastructure is devolving to 19th century levels.

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