Comments on: Rob Cox: Can we Grand Bargain before going bust? http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2014/05/29/rob-cox-can-we-grand-bargain-before-going-bust/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: pbgd http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2014/05/29/rob-cox-can-we-grand-bargain-before-going-bust/comment-page-1/#comment-12095 Fri, 30 May 2014 18:48:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=24720#comment-12095 It is the American way to do nothing until a catastrophe occurs. Bridges are not regularly maintained until they fall down. Same goes for rails, pipelines, electric transmission lines, and highways.

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By: aeci http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2014/05/29/rob-cox-can-we-grand-bargain-before-going-bust/comment-page-1/#comment-12092 Fri, 30 May 2014 13:55:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=24720#comment-12092 “The federal government should arguably pay big cities for some of the externalities they create but cannot fully profit from – think the buzz of Motown or the technology generation of the car industry.” Really? And who gets to decide what constitutes valid ‘externalities’ and what they are worth? This is just more of the same flawed thinking that gets us into financial problems in the first place. Financial problems are financial. Detroit spent more than it received in tax revenues and the result was bankruptcy. Your piece was seemingly about political inaction, yet that statement reveals you have to examine your own bias.

Also, I’m curious why cops and firemen rate higher than other city workers? Shouldn’t the cuts have been fairly apportioned? On whose backs was this deal made?

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By: piddlyopin http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2014/05/29/rob-cox-can-we-grand-bargain-before-going-bust/comment-page-1/#comment-12088 Thu, 29 May 2014 16:04:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/?p=24720#comment-12088 well said and thought out.

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