Monday, February 21, 2011

Our Dumb Discourse


Lake Isabella Dam is just one acute example of a widespread problem: Of the nation’s 85,000 dams, more than 4,400 are considered susceptible to failure, according to the Association of State Dam Safety Officials. But repairing all those dams would cost billions of dollars, and it is far from clear who would provide all the money in a recessionary era.

Not sure how many BILLIONS we're talking about, but, you know, that's a couple Months In Afghanistan. More than that, in a "recessionary era," the Feds should be pending BILLIONS on useful public works projects like, you know, ones which prevent catastrophic loss of life and infrastructure.