Monday, February 4, 2013

All of the Lights, All of the Lights

Something constructive likely won't come out of the Super Bowl outage. Like oh say, infrastructure's kind of pathetically predictable at this point.

Bonddad brings us a truck load of depressing facts:

There was a 30 minute black out during the Super Bowl last night, which seems like an appropriate time to bring up the terrible state of the US' infrastructure.

Here's the report card of the US' infrastructure:

Aviation D
Bridges C
Dams D
Drinking Water D-
Energy D+
Hazardous Waste D
Inland Waterways D-
Levees D-
Public Parks and Recreation C-
Rail C-
Roads D-
Schools D
Solid Waste C+
Transit D
Wastewater D-
America's Infrastructure GPA: D
Estimated 5 Year Investment Need: $2.2 Trillion

Would this be a great way to lower unemployment and get the economy moving again? It did work for China, after all.

But teh deficit and teh inflation are ruining our future. Also too, We're Number 1! We're Number 1!

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