How Romney's Economic Plan Would Gut ...

How Romney's Economic Plan Would Gut Infrastructure Investments

There are 17 comments on the thinkprogress.org story from Sep 2, 2012, titled How Romney's Economic Plan Would Gut Infrastructure Investments. In it, thinkprogress.org reports that:

Mitt Romney on Friday visited Louisiana in order to tour damage from Hurricane Isaac, one day after delivering his address to the Republican National Convention.

The first day of that convention, of course, was dominated by the Republicans’ continued use of a dishonestly edited quote to claim that President Obama thinks small businesses owners had nothing to do with their business. (Taken in context, it’s painfully obvious that Obama was referring to roads, bridges, and the American education system when he said, “you didn’t build that.”)

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xnutmegger

Phoenix, AZ

#1 Sep 2, 2012
Duh.

The tri-annual highway bill will survive.

Rocket trains to nowheres will ide.
Gravediggers

United States

#3 Sep 2, 2012
Wow, are we surprised it's more of the same BS-biased and slanted- from 'Mr Bill'.

Let's focus on:

Obama's Economy
Obama's lack of Jobs
Obama's dependence on foreign energy
Obama's high cost of gas
Obama's high cost of food
Bob Burns

Kunming, China

#4 Sep 2, 2012
If all this infrastructure was built and financed by private enterprise, it would cost the taxpayers nothing, only the users who benefit from it, would be first class, done quickly, be one hell of a lot cheaper as politicians wouldn't be paid off
Mu Words

Carol Stream, IL

#6 Sep 3, 2012
Bob Burns wrote:
If all this infrastructure was built and financed by private enterprise, it would cost the taxpayers nothing, only the users who benefit from it, would be first class, done quickly, be one hell of a lot cheaper as politicians wouldn't be paid off
Bob! yo should share some of your bright thought to Chair Mao!!! US don't knee yo thought;-0000h, 2many braincells alreadie;)
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#7 Sep 3, 2012
Who's money builds infrastructure?
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#8 Sep 3, 2012
Or lost and found on the right of discovery? Or Due Process?
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#9 Sep 3, 2012
The department of the Interior gets their resources from where?
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#10 Sep 3, 2012
Education....Carlisle Indian Industrial School

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Carlisle Indian School


U.S. National Register of Historic Places


U.S. National Historic Landmark


Native American pupils at Carlisle Indian School, c. 1900.


Location:

Carlisle, Pennsylvania


Area:

24.5 acres (9.9 ha)


Built:

1879


Architectural style:

Colonial Revival


Governing body:

United States Army


NRHP Reference#:

66000658[1]


Significant dates


Added to NRHP:

October 15, 1966


Designated NHL:

July 4, 1961[2]


Carlisle Indian Industrial School (18791918) was an Indian boarding school in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1879 at Carlisle, Pennsylvania by Captain Richard Henry Pratt, the school was the first off-reservation boarding school, and it became a model for Indian boarding schools in other locations. It was one of a series of 19th-century efforts by the United States government to assimilate Native American children from 140 tribes into the majority culture. The goal of total assimilation can be summed up in the school's slogan: "To civilize the Indian, get him into civilization. To keep him civilized, let him stay."[3
Questioner

Menard, TX

#11 Sep 3, 2012
I didn't see infastructure mentioned in Romney's economic plan... see if you can find it:

http://www.mittromney.com/blogs/mitts-view/20...
xnutmegger

Phoenix, AZ

#12 Sep 3, 2012
Questioner wrote:
I didn't see infastructure mentioned in Romney's economic plan... see if you can find it:
http://www.mittromney.com/blogs/mitts-view/20...
Bridges to nowheres....not needed.

Bullet trains to nowheres...not needed.

Congress does a highway bill every three years and don't worry they try to load it up.
Questioner

Menard, TX

#13 Sep 3, 2012
Bob Burns wrote:
If all this infrastructure was built and financed by private enterprise, it would cost the taxpayers nothing, only the users who benefit from it, would be first class, done quickly, be one hell of a lot cheaper as politicians wouldn't be paid off
.. So if private enterprise owned, for example, city streets, rural roads, police and fire services how would they get a return on the money they invested in them?
.. Could they refuse service if they wanted to do so?
.. What if farmer John refused to to sell a right of way for a new road or pipeline?

Gov Perry, in Texas, has gone the 'Toll Road' for new major highways, but uses the state's power of eminent domain to get the land and the Texas highway department to monitor road users and see that tolls are collected.
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#14 Sep 3, 2012
CT Dem

Waterbury, CT

#15 Sep 3, 2012
..."I guess there weren't any shovel ready jobs" BO, 2010...Think Progress...bahahahhah..
Halito

Winnemucca, NV

#16 Sep 3, 2012
Texas was is Canadian Indian Territory....
Questioner

Menard, TX

#17 Sep 3, 2012
xnutmegger wrote:
<quoted text>
Bridges to nowheres....not needed.
Bullet trains to nowheres...not needed.
Congress does a highway bill every three years and don't worry they try to load it up.
Romney will likely propose infastrucure projects, after all, if they are well thought out there is a good return on investment for business and the public, consider Ike's Interstate highway project.
xnutmegger

Phoenix, AZ

#18 Sep 3, 2012
Questioner wrote:
<quoted text>
.. So if private enterprise owned, for example, city streets, rural roads, police and fire services how would they get a return on the money they invested in them?
.. Could they refuse service if they wanted to do so?
.. What if farmer John refused to to sell a right of way for a new road or pipeline?
Gov Perry, in Texas, has gone the 'Toll Road' for new major highways, but uses the state's power of eminent domain to get the land and the Texas highway department to monitor road users and see that tolls are collected.
The downside to more efficient vehicles is less gas tax collected.

But it isn't talked about much so as to not scare evreybody.
Bob Burns

Kunming, China

#19 Sep 3, 2012
Mu Words wrote:
<quoted text>
Bob! yo should share some of your bright thought to Chair Mao!!! US don't knee yo thought;-0000h, 2many braincells alreadie;)
Actually, thats pretty much how infrastructure projects are done here for many years. One of many reasons we always have a budget surplus and the worlds largest currency reserves in our treasury

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