JRaup said:Let's see here...
1. More than +5 to Infra? For one bridge? It was decided early on, when the event was first made, that more than 5 was unrealistic, given the abstractions involved in what constitutes infrastructure.
2. The decription is a known issue, but one of low priority, so it keeps falling through the cracks as it were.
3. This should be in the USA thread (for any listening moderator).
4. Right wing slant? Sorry, but you'll have to give some examples of that.
1. Not more than +5, just +5. The reason being that it connects Sausolito to SF. Previously the only way to get there was by ferry, which takes at least an hour and runs on their schedule not yours and is more expensive. After the bridge it takes about 5 minutes depending on traffic AND is cheaper. Not to mention that in order to drive there without taking the ferry it would take... about 8 hours. It opened up a entire new region to the bay economy. The only thing that would come close to ecclipsing the GG bridge would be the completion of the Bay Bridge. As it stands at the moment(today, 6/24/04), if the GG were to be destroyed it would signifigantly damage the economy of this region. Traffic would be forced to flow thru the 580 corridor, and that bridge is only two lanes compared to the three to four that the GG is. That and that bridge is under major renovations and all those cars which are bumper to bumper during rush hour on a four lane high way would be shoved thru the Bay Bridge and the MacArthur maze traffic corridor, which already operate at or above max capacity.
2. Well I figured that much, but figured a reminder would be a good help.
4. My main objection is the application of Reaganomics to the minimum wage event. The establishment of a minimum wage did not 'keep the country mired in the Depression'. Yes, at first it might have cost some people their jobs, but in the end, the remaining people had a increase in purchasing potential and it was this new consumer drive which helped to revitalise the economy. The entire wording of the event is basically that regulation is bad (which is what got us into trouble with Hoover). I'm sure if I really wanted to, I could find more to whine about. I just found it irksome, because from my perspective the slant is pretty obvious