Monday, February 4, 2013

One For the Road(s)

If there is any sentient person out there who retains even the slightest illusions about the greed, cronyism, and self-interest of all too many of our politicians, he/she needs only to read this article in the McClatchy newspapers about the deplorable state of the nationwide roads and bridges infrastructure to be disabused of any such Panglossian view.

Civic planners have been beating their collective heads against the wall about this appalling neglect for a decade or more, but don’t seem able to attract much concern from Washington or the Statehouses.

If this ingrained kick-it-down-the-road attitude continues in the ascendency much longer, we won’t have to wait for climate change to bring down the social and economic order; we’ll have self-destructed long before.

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