Infrastructure

 

Infrastructure has been the way North American economies will be rejuvenated now that we’re borrowing more and manufacturing less. Seeing it as a sub-heading of the draft Democrat platform is almost as nauseating as riding a merry-go round. Infrastructure -Democrat Obama said infrastructure was to be central to his 2008 revitalization program, infrastructure the politician’s secret spigot  to turn on and reinvigorate economic activity – infrastructure.

…Infrastructure
If we are serious about reversing the decline of the middle class, we need a major federal jobs program that puts millions of Americans back to work in decent paying jobs in both the public and private sectors. We will make the most ambitious investment in American infrastructure since President Eisenhower created the interstate highway system. We will put Americans to work updating and expanding our roads, bridges, public transit, airports, and passenger and freight rail lines. We will build 21st century energy and water systems, modernize our schools, and continue to support the expansion of high-speed broadband networks. We will protect communities from the impact of climate change by investing in green and resilient infrastructure. These investments will create secure, good-paying middle-class jobs today and will substantially increase demand for American-made steel and other products manufactured in the United States. And by boosting economic growth in a fair and equitable way, and strengthening our long-term competitiveness, these investments will create many more jobs in the years to come…

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