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  •  Time to go Harry Truman on 'Do Nothing' Repubs (2+ / 0-)
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    smiley7, mumtaznepal

    112th Congress has earned the title of least productive Congress, having done less than the 98 Congress of 1948.

    Elections MUST have consequences.  It's now time for the President go bully on the bullies...

    Call out their record ...

    Name call ...

    Humiliate them about the failing infrastructure in their districts by publishing list of condemned bridges ...

    Every Department Secretary hold press conferences citing the OBSTRUCTIONIST Republicans in Congress ...

    Etc. ...

    DO NOT LET UP !!

    *Austerity is the opposite of Prosperity*

    by josmndsn on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 01:39:54 PM PST

    •  We could do that, with the bridges. On twitter. (1+ / 0-)
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      Any idea where we get the list?

      "Privatize to Profitize" explains every single Republican economic, social and governing philosophy. Take every taxpayer dollar from defense, education, health care, public lands, retirement - privatize it, and profit from it.

      by mumtaznepal on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 06:13:55 PM PST

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      •  Us Bridges in need of Repair (0+ / 0-)

        THE PROBLEM:

        Homeland Security News Wire
        Report finds thousands of U.S. bridges
        in dangerous need of repair
        Published 4 April 2011

        Last week a new report found that nearly 12 percent of the bridges in the United States were “structurally deficient” and required replacement; the report found that major repairs and critical maintenance has often been delayed as states are struggling with budget shortfalls; the average age of bridges across the country is nearing forty-two years, and most were designed to have a fifty year lifespan before they were replaced or reconstructed; Transportation for America has called for increased federal funding for infrastructure to help make repairs; the American Society of Civil Engineers has recommended that the United States spend $17 billion a year on bridge maintenance, significantly more than the $10.5 billion that is currently spent each year.

        THE LIST:
        The State of Our Nation's Bridges

        Despite billions of dollars in federal, state and local funds directed toward the maintenance of existing bridges, 69,223 bridges — 11.5 percent of total highway bridges in the U.S. — are classified as "structurally deficient," requiring significant maintenance, rehabilitation or replacement.

        *Austerity is the opposite of Prosperity*

        by josmndsn on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 01:21:43 PM PST

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