How many speeches now have we heard now about roads and bridges? The United States currently has bridges whose structures are a severe threat and hazard to the motorists that cross them daily. Pennsylvania alone has the most structurally deficient bridges of the top 10 states with serious structural issues to their bridges. Iowa has 5000 bridges that need structural damage repair, followed by Oklahoma with an astounding 5382 bridges that need work an estimated that 7.7 million vehicles use unsound bridges daily in Tulsa alone.
2011 Obama at N. VA Community College Townhall
Finally, in this last video, is a montage of a variety of speeches on “Roads and Bridges”.
America’s roads and bridges are still in dire disrepair, but Egypt is a priority, Egypt cannot be led to believe that the bridge to their billion dollar U.S. aid is to be cut off at the path. There is also another reasonable cause for not cutting the aid, and that is that it will jeopardize peace between Israel and Egypt. Egypt holds the power for these funds or more like bribes for peace, I liken it to a house built upon a foundation of playing cards just waiting to come tumbling down. Meanwhile, Americans around the world are playing a game of chicken with dangerous infrastructures while merrily singing America’s bridges are falling down while crossing. God Bless and protect the U.S.A.
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky’s amendment to next year’s transportation bill would have halted the $1.5 billion in mainly military assistance the U.S. provides Egypt each year.
He cited the U.S. law banning most forms of support for countries that suffer a military “coup,” a determination the administration has said it won’t make about the Egyptian army’s July 3 ouster of the Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. And he invoked U.S. infrastructure shortcomings as well as Detroit’s bankruptcy and Chicago’s violence to make his case for the money to be put back into the domestic economy.
“Our nation’s bridges are crumbling,” said Paul, who has previously failed in attempts to cut U.S. support programs for Egypt, Libya and Pakistan. “I propose that we take the billion dollars that is now being illegally given to Egypt and spend it at home.”