Back in the eighties, there were many grants for infrastructure upgrades in local communities. The money spent was tremendous, and the result was an improved infrastructure. There was a problem. Since I can only use local entities for reference, I can't write the problem was nationwide, but I have a feeling it was.
The repairs were incomplete. In reality, the extra funds only provided a "band-aid", and the significant problems behind failing infrastructures continued. The problems are now compounded by falling tax revenues, unfunded pensions, bureaucracy, unqualified employees, and the ignorance of the taxpayers.
So, we're here again, with Washington pushing for huge amounts of money to repair the infrastructures. I haven't seen the proposals, but if they're the same, it's more good money thrown after bad. Band-aids won't fix the poor use of taxpayer money and ignorant taxpayers.
In Case You've Wondered
My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.
If you're here for the stories, I started another blog: scratchingforchange.blogspot.com
One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.
I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.