HOW did the most developed country roll backwards and is now headed toward a undeveloped country?
I keep seeing stories and realizing that no one seems to be noticing that the US is rolling backwards.
Can I define this for you?
Our infrastructure – roads, airports, communications lines – now 11th in the world and falling.
Our education system – we’re NOT in the top 10. We are thirteenth and falling. Russia beats us. Michigan is now arguing that it has no responsibility to teach children to be literate. So I think we can safely say that we are falling in those ranks too.
Our water – we are NOT in the top 10 of clean water. We have become increasingly aware that we can’t trust the water coming out of our taps. Because the EPA has suggestions for water testing – but no regulations and no enforcement. So – your municipality is at the mercy of both greed, indifference and incompetence. So you have NO idea if the water you drink is clean.
Let me be clear – these are the FUNDAMENTAL REASONS FOR GOVERNMENT.
And our government sucks at it. And we are letting them suck at it.
Trump intends to drop the secretary of education, which wasn’t a particularly powerful office but at least kept the focus up.
Trump intends to further defang the EPA which is already not doing what I consider a fundamental requirement – enforcing clean water regulation.
Trump does talk about spending money on infrastructure. Whether he can convince the GOP that this is a worthy plan… And his plans often ring of making the trains run on time… But it nevertheless is a position that he holds.
This country will go no where but down without these things. These items are foundation of the country. But we treat them like political footballs. It’s going to be our downfall.