Reprise: Infrastructure? We don’t need no stinkin’ infrastructure.

Christie: Take yer tunnel and _____ it!

Without comment (from Crooks & Liars via Memeorandum)

On Tuesday, the residents of New Jersey saw the future – in China. On the same day that Governor Chris Christie killed funding for the badly needed second Hudson River rail tunnel, Beijing rolled out its fastest bullet train yet. As it turns out, Christie’s budget ax is just the latest symptom of a growing epidemic. Across the country, the United States is walking away from its crumbling infrastructure even as America’s competitors commit the resources to win in the 21st century global economy.

To be sure, China is making those investments. America’s largest creditor not only dominates the U.S. in launching cleaner coal-fired power plants, but by January leapfrogged the West to become the world’s largest producer of wind turbines and solar panels. Just last week, an Australian study found that the China, the globe’s biggest polluter, is now the clear leader in clean energy efforts.

2 responses to “Reprise: Infrastructure? We don’t need no stinkin’ infrastructure.

  1. Infrastructure is the life blood of our country, America needs to start working again. LiUNA (Laborers’ International Union of North America http://bit.ly/9ZVcaM) estimates 1.5 million men and women in the construction industry are jobless. That’s unacceptable, somethings gotta be done. Send a letter to your Congressman and tell them what we really need are more jobs Here

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