Infrastructure, a term seldom thought about in our daily lives. But something that is crashing down around us all the time. You just don’t see it. You don’t hear about it. And then a bridge fails, or a pipe burst or power goes out. Then its a pressing problem and we try to find who to blame when it’s all of us. If we don’t start addressing things like this soon its going to be a regular occurrence.
Lots of tough decisions are upon us and were worried about everything but infrastructure. With health care stalled and no tax plan in sight and a budget looming in mid October, the chance of meaningful work, is between slim and none. So another year, another administration and no action. So as we wait for the next major disaster sandwiched in between many little ones we are living on borrowed time.
Think about how many bridges you drive over and one of them failing. Do you live in a city with an infrastructure that is beyond repair for water and sewage? Do you live in the path of a damn that could break. How about no power for your precious devices. Maybe start to voice those concerns now to your elected officials. And if they aren’t listening, find some that will.
This isn’t an easy problem. This one alone could break the country in rebuilding cost. And we have so many competing needs. Its time we find a common interest in this country and this might be the one. Trouble is with the climate today where one side has to win and the other one lose, I fail to see a way out of this till that mindset is changed.
Oh, and one of my pet peeves. Could we stop spending money on sound barriers. I just did a Google to get some info on this and I’m even more pissed off than I was before about this.