Monday, August 13, 2007


Sam Schwartz said it today, as he said it many years ago when he was just an assisant commissioner in NYC's Dept. of Sanitation: it is less costly to properly maintain infrastructure such as our bridges, than it is it build new. .
The practial truth is that politicans do not want to spend money on something that their constituents can not really see--they would rather spend money on things that can be built quickly (while they are in office) so that they can take advantage of the ribbon cutting photo ops.

Citizens, tax payers, need to tell politicians what is necessary and important. Politicians who control the governmental budgets (on all levels)--need to listen to their civil servants--the technical experts, those who are implementing the laws, and making government run.

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