We have reached another anniversary in this country. Yep, another reason not to celebrate the state of recent developments in the good ol' USA. It's the anniversary of the bridge collapse in Minneapolis one year ago, where 13 people lost their lives.
According to the news this morning it would cost this country a whopping $140 billion to correct the infrastructure sufficiently enough so that you and I can venture across bridges feeling reasonably safe in the knowledge that we will stay suspended above the water rather than plowing engine down into it.
$140 billion. Pretty steep price to keep our families safe, eh? Oh wait a moment .... we're already keeping our loved ones safe, I forgot! We've spent almost $600 BILLION to date keeping safe from Iraqis. This has also cost 90,000 civilian lives, 4127 US soldiers lives, 4,439 coalition forces, and 53,000 US soldiers maimed . . . . to date. I sure feel safe, don't you?
Heckuva job, Bushie!
The money clock is ticking. Too bad it's the wrong money clock:
Iraq War Cost ... can you keep up?