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Bridges highways and roads of this country are so broke it.
So sorry that only radical solutions will suffice now that's what our president says.
He says spend fifty billion of our taxpayer dollars to fix it.
I propose a fix it first program.
To put people to work as soon as possible on our most urgent repairs.
Like the nearly 70000.
Structurally deficient bridges across the country.
A new report doesn't agree with them.
The libertarian research foundation -- reasons says the nation's highways and bridges are in better shape than they worked forty years ago.
Report measured infrastructure on seven different criteria.
Let's -- -- those bridges according to reason the percentage of bridges that are deficient in this country -- down.
Not up from almost 28% in 1989 to under 24% in 2009.
Now that's far from perfect but better than the past.
Likewise the proportion of urban interstates that are -- -- condition is down as well from six and a half percent in 1989 to five and a half percent.
The percentage of world interstate highways in -- condition is under 2%.
Just one point 9% in from six point 6%.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- It's not exactly cause for boosting our nation's debt right.
Now here's a really -- thing the report concludes that when it comes to highway infrastructure money doesn't tell the whole story.
State to spend the most money per mile didn't necessarily enjoy the biggest improvement in the seven performance measure so.
For example California spent twice the national average.
Which showed improvement in just two categories.
Ten states managed to show improvement across the board despite spending less than the national average.
Now back goes to show you even when it comes to infrastructure money isn't the answer.
The president first started talking about spending money on infrastructure is a way to bail out the economy but.
-- -- go so well remember that's.
Shovel ready was not as.
The shovel ready and we expect.
It's exactly shovel ready wasn't shovel ready as we expected.
There's a lot about infrastructure improvements that is not that predictable things like the president should remember that.
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