If you have not done so, please read the article that is linked to above this line. This post will be mostly based on this report.
As you can tell from reading that article, we are in serious trouble due to a lack of infrastructure in America. We need roads, bridges, rail lines, and other "bits and pieces" to make the economy, such as it is, run smoothly.
We lack enough rail cars to transport our grain. We need to make sure that our major rivers are navigable, we need to repair our bridges and highways. We need to upgrade our railways.
Why haven't we done this? If this infrastructure is so vital to the economy, why is it all in such sad shape?
Easy answer, from my point of view. We have overspent and then some on wars and weapons to make wars. There is no money left to rebuild bridges, roads, highways, or rail lines. We are broke folks. Our wars are being paid for with money borrowed from China and other foreign countries.
We are borrowing money to fight our goddamn illegal wars of choice, while OUR own country goes to hell in a bucket!
Can anyone explain how this makes any sort of "good" sense? We know for a fact that McCrazy will give us even more wars. He has said so more than once during the primaries. Obama will be not much better. Notice how is all for the war in Afghanistan? Yes sir, he'll pull troops from Iraq, BUT, he';ll send more troops to Afghanistan. Why? Because he says "we MUST win in Afghanistan". What the hell does that mean? He does not tell us what "winning" in Afghanistan means. OK, sure, Shrubbie has never said just what it would mean to "win" in either country, Iraq or Afghanistan. We KNOW that much, but Obama is NOT any better. Has HE defined what "winning" would be? I haven't heard him explain what it would mean to "win" in Afghanistan, have you?
The levees in New Orleans are not even up to pre-Katrina level yet. After three years, and not even as "good" as they were before the city was flooded. Three years! Hell, that asshole Saakashvili attacks innocent civilians then gets the crap kicked out of his army by the Russians and WE send aid in a matter of hours!
Tell me, are the idiots who started another illegal war in the country of Georgia more deserving of American aid than the folks who live along the Gulf Coast of America? If they are not, then why the hell have things gone so damn slow to rebuild the Gulf Coast?
One further comment. America is stupid. As a country, as a people, we are very damn stupid. I say this because "we" have no sense of history. Not the history of America, and certainly not of the rest of the world.
IF we had any sense of history we would NOT have invaded Afghanistan. NO foreign power has ever gone there and conquered those people. The Soviet Union lost 15,000 trying. The British Empire got their ass handed to them on a platter by the Afghans, TWICE. Even Alexander the Great could NOT defeat them. What makes "us" think we can do the job? Because we have those "cool" high tech weapons? Well, folks, they don't work very well in "real world" conditions. Things like sand storms and even dew can turn a billion dollar each B-2 bomber into a useless piece of junk. We may have high tech weapons that cost a kings ransom, but we are getting the shit kicked out of us by a bunch of folks with AK-47's who many have never seen indoor plumbing! And Obama says "we" NEED to win the Afghan war? HOW? and WHY???
Also, if we had any idea of world history, we'd never get involved in the mess in Georgia and the Caucasus. No way Jose! Those folks are like the Afghans, they have long historical memories and they keep grudges for generations. We have NO idea of what we are getting into over there.
America, wake up and read/learn some history before it is too late. OUR republic is becoming a dying empire, yet so many Americans are fat, lazy, and happy with their "reality TV". Well, when the shit hits the fan, I'm just going to sit back and laugh at all the damn fools running around like the assholes they are. You're on your own folks. I already have fought "my" war. I'm tired of fighting with no results. Enough. I quit. Hell, the majority of Americans doesn't even realize they are screwed no matter which asshole "wins" in November.
Take care all.