You know whose fault it was


It took less than a day for the disastrous bridge collapse in Minneapolis to turn into a political uproar on Capitol Hill. As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) opened the Thursday session of the Senate, he warned that the bridge disaster was a “wake-up call” regarding infrastructure investment across the country. Later, Reid and other Democratic leaders went a step further, bashing Republicans for failing to pass a water resources and development act…

“This is what I worry about every day. The lack of investment in infrastructure is frightening,” Murray said. “This is what [Bush] is threatening to veto — investment in infrastructure for [roads] we go to work on every day.” Reid even suggested that Bush has been too distracted by the Iraq war and post-Sept. 11 national security needs to focus on the country’s water, sewer and transportation infrastructure. “Since 9/11, we have taken our eye off the ball,” Reid said.

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