The engineers found that overall, the cost of failing to invest more in the nation's roads and bridges would total $3.1 trillion in lost GDP growth by 2020. For workers, the toll of investing only at current levels would be equally daunting: 877,000 jobs would also be lost. Already, the report found, deficient and deteriorating surface transportation cost us $130 billion in 2010.
Cry me a river (no wait, there's no need as one will soon be arriving when that nearby damn breaches). Have you not caught on to our nations brilliant jobs strategy? Instead of spending trillions on internal improvements (screw you Henry Clay!) we'll spend it occupying ever "ran", "raq" or "stan" we damn well feel like, the more vowels the better.
Soon, the only jobs will be in the military (or para-military) until you can finally retire and collect Social Security at
Just remember how free you are you ungrateful bastard.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]