The recent tragedy in Minneapolis reminds me that our federal tax dollars are being spent on adventuristic military operations in a far-away land, while domestic infrastructure crumbles. Aging infrastructure is a known problem that's been on government radar screens for at least a decade. When infrastructure fails due to known problems and people die as a result, this may be the moral equivalent of terrorism.
Plenty of studies have pointed out the infrastructure problems, but the Bush administration chooses to either ignore the problems or encourage cities and counties to sell their infrastructure to foreign investors. A scarey prospect in itself.
Either way, the administration's priorities here (as elsewhere) suggest disregard and disrespect for the citizens who elected them.
I implore anyone reading this to take the time to send an e-mail to the President and our Congressional representatives, expressing your concerns about aging infrastructure and urging them to reset priorities.