Friday, November 30, 2012

Speaking of Taxes

How much would we spend on war if terrorists had blown up a bridge and caused a train carrying vinyl chloride to crash into the Delaware river? We need to borrow at negative interest, hire unemployed workers, buy cheap materials, and use idle equipment to fix the $2.2 trillion (about what the Iraq war cost?) of crumbling infrastructure that the American Society of Civil Engineers says we need to fix in the next five years, or we're going to see a lot more of this.--SS     

Speaking of Taxes:

How about we spend some money to fix our crumbling infrastructure so things like this don’t happen:

A bridge collapsed in the West Deptford area of New Jersey on Friday, sending several train cars carrying toxic chemicals crashing into a creek near the Delaware River, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
Vinyl chloride, a highly toxic and flammable chemical, is believed to be leaking into Mantua Creek, Petty Officer Nick Ameen told CNN. No serious injuries have been reported, but nearby schools are on lockdown, a borough emergency official said, and people in the immediate area have been evacuated. 
A representative for Underwood Memorial Hospital told CNN that the hospital has treated 18 patients with respiratory issues.

That would make too much sense.


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