So let’s get this straight, American roads, bridges and tunnels are crumbling – so says our President and others. So let’s get this straight, American cities water and sanitation systems are dangerous and falling apart. So let’s gets this straight, now we learn that over half-a-decade after Katrina that levees are in serious disrepair all across America. Now, take any report from the American Society of Civil Engineers with the appropriate grain of salt. But I don’t even know how to make the point or ask the question anymore. These are the most basic and fundamental functions of government that nearly all people agree upon lest one be an anarchist. And the US government at all levels spends more today than at any point in history in real terms, and at $6.5 trillion in total spending (give or take a few hundred billion, it is hard to keep track) makes the government the largest country on Earth, and not only can we not do a decent job on these functions, we are told that they are in catastrophically bad condition.
Who are the ideologues and zealots again?