WPA for Today!

As Bill Maher said a little while back, “Our shit is dingy.”

He was referring to the dilapidated state of America’s infrastructure, and who could disagree with him? According to infrastructurereportcard.org , the U.S. received a D in its last infrastructure assessment. And the more you look, the worse the situation gets.

Yea, we're in great shape.

Digging a little deeper, the Pew Research Center discovered that more than ¼ of our nation’s bridges are in dire need of repair or carrying more traffic than they were designed to support.

And if you live by a dam, you might want to consider buying a sturdy, inflatable raft. Again, according to Pew, “The number of dams that could fail has grown 134% since 1999 to 3,346, and more than 1,300 of those are “high-hazard,” meaning their collapse would threaten lives…More than a third of dam failures or near failures since 1874 have happened in the last decade.

That mentioned, I have a suggestion : why don’t we bring back the Works Progress Administration (WPA)? Don’t know what the WPA was? Fear not, I’ll tell you all about it…okay, I’ll give you links and quote from credible sources, but I played a hand in your education, too!

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