Last night I was watching Lou Dobbs (yeah, yeah, I know...) and he had a segment on the dismal state of bridges and roads in PA. Apparently some 6000 bridges and many roads are in disrepair and the Commonwealth just doesn't have the money to fix them. The proposed solution? Lease out the PA Turnpike to private foreign investors for the next 75 years!
Here's a novel idea. Use existing state gas taxes and toll revenue to fix the roads and bridges. Be responsible, be frugal, and find a way to make sure you have the money needed for maintenance. I mean how hard could it be to maintain a section of roadway with the toll revenue raised by said roadway? Then again, how hard could it be to make money running a brothel?
Do we really want to give people with that level of incompetence even more power and responsibility over our lives? At the federal level look at all gross incompetence of the Bush Administration that liberals point to as reason for "change." Why do they think such incompetence will magically disappear once The Messiah is in the White House? The Democratic Congress shares most of his liberal agenda, and look at the bang-up job they've done in the past few years.