Vowing to find new ways to stimulate the sputtering economy, President Barack Obama will call for long-term investments in the nation's roads, railways and runways that would cost at least $50 billion...While the proposal calls for investments over six years, the White House said spending would be front-loaded with an initial $50 billion to help create jobs in the near future.http://http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/US-Obama-Economy/2010/09/...
While I'm all for investment in our infrastructure, I'm also well aware that as a country we are BROKE. The railroads of this nation are important for getting items from manufactures to stores. There is actually more traffic on railroads now than at any time in our country's history.
That being said, the railroads are PRIVATELY OWNED or companies with share holders. The government has no constitutional role or responsibility to provide for the upkeep of privately owned businesses. If that is the case then I'd like a new driveway. In fact, I'd like a runway. Yes, my own private runway.
When will the government get it? If you want the economy to grow allow small businesses to expand. Support the people who are developing businesses. This in turn will develop jobs. This in turn will fuel the economy and raise tax revenues. Then we can pay off our debt.
Well, a girl can dream...can't she?