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Fri Oct 9, 2015, 04:05 PM

 

South Carolinians Paying The Price Of Republicans Letting Their Infrastructure Crumble

http://www.occupydemocrats.com/south-carolinians-paying-the-price-of-republicans-letting-their-infrastructure-crumble-2/

Tuesday saw sun come to South Carolina, but the damage has already been done,and there may be more to come. Flooding that was the result of days of nonstop, record-breaking rainfall devastated the Palmetto State, especially the capital city of Columbia, and the coastal city of Charleston. Several towns in the middle of the state were hit hard as well. The flooding has proved deadly, with a reported 15 people dead.

The truly sad part of what appears to be a natural disaster is the fact that it would never have been this devastating if the stateís infrastructure were not in complete disrepair. According the the 2013 South Carolina Infrastructure overview report, there are 1,048 structurally deficient bridges, and the funds to do spot repairs did not come from the state; no, $47.10 million came from the federal government. In addition to that atrocity, the real kicker is the dams, which were breached,causing these deadly floods....

Why is South Carolina in such bad shape? Well, because itís run by the Republican Party. South Carolina has been solid red for as far back in history as the eye can see, and the GOP hates investing in infrastructure.There are many reasons for this, but, at the top of that list is the fact that they are bound to their corporate masters, working tirelessly to secure tax cuts for the rich and tax breaks for corporations, without any plan to make up the lost income that should have gone to pay for infrastructure improvements.

This is a way for them to cut deep corners, because the ultimate goal for the GOP and the corporate puppet masters they serve is to privatize Americaís infrastructure. So, to that end, the infrastructure in red states deteriorates into the realm of being dangerously hazardous. Therefore, when a disaster like this happens, they beg the federal government for money because the crumbling infrastructure canít handle it. They point to the crisis that they are responsible for and offer privatization as the quick-fix.

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KamaAina Oct 2015 OP
elleng Oct 2015 #1
Fairgo Oct 2015 #2
elleng Oct 2015 #3
kelliekat44 Oct 2015 #4
KamaAina Oct 2015 #5

Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2015, 06:00 PM

1. Think anyone there GETS it???

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 9, 2015, 06:23 PM

2. no one in power...

by design

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Response to Fairgo (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 9, 2015, 06:45 PM

3. That I know,

and the people deliberately UNeducated so as to not understand the REMEDY!

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Response to KamaAina (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2015, 07:09 PM

4. That's hard, but true.

 

The US should place sanctions on all those trillions stashed away in those off-shore accounts and fine colluding banks that aid tax avoidance. It is more meaningful to US citizens than the sanctions placed on Iran for not attacking any other nation.

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Response to kelliekat44 (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 9, 2015, 07:10 PM

5. ???

 

What does that have to do with SC?

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