Showing posts with label infrastructure. Show all posts
Showing posts with label infrastructure. Show all posts

Melody Gutierrez: Jerry Brown's Scheme To Grow Welfare And Fix Roads Will Cost California Taxpayers Big Time

$7 billion more to be spent on IHSS welfare expansion.  Gov. Jerry Brown doubled down on his calls for fiscal prudence as he delivered a State of the State speech Thursday that recounted what California has accomplished and proposed little in the way of new policies or programs. Instead, Brown said his focus this year will be on how the state   ... MORE

John Stossel: Trains To Nowhere

When Democrats and Republicans agree, I get nervous.     It often means that they agree to grab my wallet. Both parties now agree that we don't have extra budget money lying around, but both say government does need to spend more on "infrastructure." Even conservatives want more spent on roads and mass transit.   ... MORE

Brian Phillips: Social Problems And The Solution

Once the core problem is identified, the solution is simple. If we look at any number of social problems, we find numerous similarities. No matter the issue–education, energy, infrastructure, pollution, and much more–Americans look to government to provide the solution. These issues provoke heated political debates, with  ... MORE

Robert Poole: Fixing America's Freeways

Reinventing our expressways, one lane at a time.   If you work anywhere in America outside of New York City, chances are you drive to work. That means you battle congestion twice every weekday. Rest assured that it’s not your imagination: traffic is much worse than it used to be.  The Texas Transportation Institute (TTI), which has been measuring the cost ... MORE

John Hayward: Buffett Cleans Up After Keystone XL

The Sage of Obama is one lucky guy.  When President Obama, who is normally a great proponent of “infrastructure” projects, made his bizarre decision to block the Keystone XL pipeline project, I wondered if he might have been induced to create those thousands of American jobs if the oil could be moved by his beloved high-speed rail. As it turns out, oil ... MORE

Victor Davis Hanson: Civilization In Reverse

The signs are all around us.   In Greek mythology, the prophetess Cassandra was doomed both to tell the truth and to be ignored. Our modern version is a bankrupt Greece that we seem to discount. News accounts abound now of impoverished Athens residents scrounging pharmacies for scarce aspirin -- as Greece is squeezed to make interest payments to the    ... MORE

VIDEO: John Stossel - Infrastructure Spending

Roads and bridges present a noble facade for political pork.