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America's Infrastructure Failing
Engineering and Construction
Pages 6 (1506 words)
Name Instructor Class Date America’s Failing Infrastructure America’s infrastructure is crumbling. We’ve all heard these words, drive on rough streets and watch bridges fall into the river on the television news. Many of the water and sewer systems were built before anyone alive today was born and those telephone lines in the background of silent films are still the standard for electricity delivery.
It is both an actual and metaphorical foundation of society. This has been an issue needing a solution for at least 25 years. An effort was made in the 1990’s but fell short of what was necessary even then. Today the situation is dire according to a study recently completed by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Though a slow economy is often blamed for not having the ability to fund massive projects nationwide, it is that very funding which would immediately improve the economy. A faction in Congress believes strict austerity measures are the answer to the National Debt problem and that the nation cannot afford a stimulus package to supply jobs, repair infrastructure and give the economy a boost. This is the same faction that caused the government to shut down for no reason and don’t acknowledge the failed austerity experiment Europe has been experiencing. It won’t likely be this historically inept Congress that pulls the economy out its slow growth period while building for the future but maybe the public persuade them if the problem is framed correctly, a task President Obama is attempting, again. ...
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