As I usually do while eating my lunch at work, I was reading some posts on Daily Kos, and perusing through some other information, and then it just dawned on me. The real reason why the Republicans don't want to see any money spent on roads, bridges, and high-speed rail. But of course, I can't divulge my theories before the croissandwich, you have read below it.
The last time we saw any real investment in our infrastructure, and reform of our banking system, it led to a long lineage of Democratic majority for many years to follow. So it's real apparent to me that the Republicans are afraid of the very same thing happening again.
And then I wonder, why in the hell aren't the Democrats and Progressives shouting from the rooftops, all the good that came from The New Deal? Not just the fact that the costs of the New Deal were paid for in a shorter amount of time than it has taken us to pay for our wars.
Sell the small business owners on the advantages to an interstate rail system that would allow for cheaper shipping costs. Sell the average American on the idea of putting millions of people back to work, creating a country with an infrastructure that would allow us to compete against the world in a burgeoning global market.
Start comparing defense spending to infrastructure spending. Compare how businesses benefit in a far greater way when we spend money on infrastructure versus spending it on bullets and bombs.
The political ads should be showing how much better off we as a nation, and as a people we were under the Democratic majority. They should be showing how since Nixon was in office, that two family incomes had to become the norm in order for many families to live a decent life. And how, in the past 40 years, we've seen this country give more of our tax dollars to corporations in the way of tax breaks and defense contracts than we have in any other 40 year period of this nations existence.
We need another new deal, and it won't come at the hands of the Republicans or the Tea Party. We need to get back our prosperity that our nations middle class families enjoyed after The New Deal. We deserve it.