Friday, 19 May 2017

Fucking fuckers are fucking fuckers

quote [ Connecticut U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal has joined a bipartisan effort to introduce a new infrastructure financing authority to help municipalities secure private funds for projects.

Blumenthal, joined by fellow Democratic Senator Mark Warner of Virginia and Republican Senator Roy Blunt of Montana, says the bill addresses the investment shortfall in maintaining the nation’s declining infrastructure ]

This pisses me off on soooooo many levels. First and foremost, this country has tried private infrastructure. It worked so well and was so good for the economy that the state took over funding it.(see: "shunpike") Goddamn government just wants to fuck up anything good and pure.

Secondly, please don't tell me it's le Trompe and the republicans that are destroying this country. They have plenty of help. I believe these assholes DO accurately represent their districts. I work in the pointy end of government services. People DO NOT WANT TO PAY FOR THE SERVICES THEY DEMAND. Think that's not so?, fuck you, come in to work with me for a day.

I despair.
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[by WeiYang]
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WeiYang said @ 3:04pm GMT on 21st May
Commercial ventures, like airports and fiber optic networks are not roads or bridges or water systems. They have always been for profit ventures, so letting those who profit from them works.

Huge, public infrastructure, like roads and water certainly can be done on a commercial basis, but the costs of big infrastructure would make the price of using it on a for-profit-for-the-proprietor basis much, much higher than we currently see.

Good luck.

I am also not saying that having these things done by govt always works well. Garbage in, garbage out applies there too. Just saying that I have no particle of faith more in business than govt. Crap like this reminds me of my wife: she refuses to learn how to use her phone even minimally, and her solution to her not being able to do what her friends can do is to buy a new phone, because hers is old.

The problem with our infrastructure is not a lack of profit motive.


WeiYang said @ 3:04pm GMT on 21st May
Commercial ventures, like airports and fiber optic networks are not roads or bridges or water systems. They have always been for profit ventures, so letting those who profit from them build and run them works.

Huge, public infrastructure, like roads and water certainly can be done on a commercial basis, but the costs of big infrastructure would make the price of using it on a for-profit-for-the-proprietor basis much, much higher than we currently see.

Good luck.

I am also not saying that having these things done by govt always works well. Garbage in, garbage out applies there too. Just saying that I have no particle of faith more in business than govt. Crap like this reminds me of my wife: she refuses to learn how to use her phone even minimally, and her solution to her not being able to do what her friends can do is to buy a new phone, because hers is old.

The problem with our infrastructure is not a lack of profit motive.



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WeiYang said @ 3:04pm GMT on 21st May
Commercial ventures, like airports and fiber optic networks are not roads or bridges or water systems. They have always been for profit ventures, so letting those who profit from them build and run them works.

Huge, public infrastructure, like roads and water certainly can be done on a commercial basis, but the costs of big infrastructure would make the price of using it on a for-profit-for-the-proprietor basis much, much higher than we currently see.

Good luck.

I am also not saying that having these things done by govt always works well. Garbage in, garbage out applies there too. Just saying that I have no particle of faith more in business than govt. Crap like this reminds me of my wife: she refuses to learn how to use her phone even minimally, and her solution to her not being able to do what her friends can do is to buy a new phone, because hers is old.

The problem with our infrastructure is not a lack of profit motive.




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