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nraacct
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 5:04:46 PM

If you think there’s too much road construction now, just wait.

The state of Florida plans to increase transportation spending by 11 percent in an effort to boost jobs, build more roads, and get the state’s ports ready for the expansion of the Panama Canal. For motorists, that means navigating through more orange cones and thicker clouds of construction dust throughout the state.Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/02/19/3242966/more-state-spending-on-roads-ports.html#storylink=cpy
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PDQBlues
Champion Author San Diego

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Message Posted: Feb 21, 2013 10:45:32 AM


Road and bridge repairs are long overdue.
ExplorerWA
Champion Author Washington

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:59:38 PM

Good, it will be a benefit to the state.
drobbbb
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:53:11 PM

still not enough
YumaFellow
Champion Author Arizona

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 8:37:10 PM

Infrastructure is expensive, and the best way to care for it is regular maintenance. So good for Florida in biting the bullet and doing what it takes.
jl1rp
Champion Author New Hampshire

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 6:53:18 PM

More states need to do the same.
Discovery02
Champion Author Colorado Springs

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 6:21:37 PM

Repair the infrastructure because the infrastructure needs repairing, not just to create jobs.
doggod
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 6:11:04 PM

Typical communist thinking ... that government spending "boosts jobs". Yeah, it puts some people to work, but the money it sucks out of the productive economy destroys far more.

And now we learn this is all to piggyback onto Panama's mistake of expanding the canal. Sorry, Panama, but the Arctic Ocean is about to become a major shipping lane, and the major Europe-Asian shipping will no longer be taking the long trip around through your canal.

If private investors owned the canal they would have surely picked up on that sort of major item because they'd be on the hook for the money, but politicians don't care because it's all other people's money. Whee!

thizben
All-Star Author Phoenix

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 5:50:09 PM

greatly needed!!
humblepie
Champion Author Toledo

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 5:25:09 PM

good for them
Zuegma
Champion Author Nova Scotia

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 5:24:57 PM

Roads for sure are needed till 2040 and beyond.
The transportation medium to be used beyond that timeframe has yet to even be postulated.
scottriedel
Sophomore Author Tennessee

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 5:18:37 PM

We need jobs...
mastermariner
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2013 5:11:36 PM

Do what you have to do,
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