Comments on: Foreigners want America’s public assets http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2011/12/05/foreigners-want-americas-public-assets/ Bridges, budgets, bonds Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:29:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: paintcan http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2011/12/05/foreigners-want-americas-public-assets/comment-page-1/#comment-634 Sat, 24 Dec 2011 16:55:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=5749#comment-634 It almost sound like a good idea that China would invest in rail expansion. But where can they do that? 50 years of auto dependency and suburban sprawl has done a job on most remaining ROWs in this country.

The Chinese would have a difficult time trying to reconstruct many former rows and they would need municipal condemnation powers to accomplish the thousands of takings that task would require. They would not be popular.

If any doubt this information, take a search online using “abandoned railroad ROWs as your key words, just to start. Abutting property owners are also encroaching on ROWs that haven’t been converted to recreational purposes yet. The days of major expansion of rail ROWs is probably over. They grew best when they preceded development in the open planes and far western states. The best they could hope to do is improve some still living – but highly subsidized major corridors.

The Chinese may not actually know what they a would be getting into because land use law is not the same as they are accustomed to. They would have legal problems they cannot imagine.

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By: newrevolution1 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2011/12/05/foreigners-want-americas-public-assets/comment-page-1/#comment-596 Mon, 12 Dec 2011 14:09:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=5749#comment-596 to vinfromdallas, isint dallas where the last progressive president was executed?!

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By: vinfromdallas http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2011/12/05/foreigners-want-americas-public-assets/comment-page-1/#comment-590 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 15:00:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=5749#comment-590 This is new investment. If it’s just bond issues, then I say go for it. Equity, however, is not something to be taken lightly.

There are plenty of municipal issues that are worth investing in. For the Chinese to continue their current strategy, they need to invest the trade surplus in something besides t-bonds. For them to invest in non-federal projects is a fantastic idea for both sides. Federal projects are run by scum–Obama included.

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By: Da_Bunny http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2011/12/05/foreigners-want-americas-public-assets/comment-page-1/#comment-589 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 12:17:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=5749#comment-589 And what have all those bond issues and taxes paid for?

I though we owned that infrastructure.

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By: Discovery451 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2011/12/05/foreigners-want-americas-public-assets/comment-page-1/#comment-588 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 08:55:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=5749#comment-588 The traitors who run this country would sell the entire thing if they knew they could get rich doing it.

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By: upstater http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2011/12/05/foreigners-want-americas-public-assets/comment-page-1/#comment-587 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 00:44:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=5749#comment-587 Time to sell TVA, Western Area Power Administration and Bonneville Power Administration to sovereign wealth funds from the middle east.

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By: ARJTurgot2 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2011/12/05/foreigners-want-americas-public-assets/comment-page-1/#comment-586 Wed, 07 Dec 2011 00:21:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=5749#comment-586 There’s a bridge in Brooklyn they might be interested in…

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By: helloiexist http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/2011/12/05/foreigners-want-americas-public-assets/comment-page-1/#comment-585 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 18:54:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/muniland/?p=5749#comment-585 Thank god somebody wants to do something with our infrastructure.

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