The emergency at the Oroville Dam has finally shed a big spotlight on California's aging infrastructure and what we can expect to see in the future if nothing is done about it.
The American Society of Civil Engineers says it would cost the state a whopping $65 billion a year to to fix and maintain our infrastructure after years of neglect.
$65 billion! And that's just to fix and maintain existing structures, that doesn't account for the new infrastructure we need.
As we're falling apart, Sacramento thinks its doing something noble by creating "sanctuary cities," protecting illegal aliens, and openly defying federal law.
Are they crazy up there?! Why are they gambling with our lives?!
If Trump decides to cut us off from federal funding, we'll have an even harder time getting our infrastructure up to date.
It'll be especially hard because all Jerry Brown cares about is climate change. He's proposed investing $43 billion in infrastructure over the next 5 years, but the vast majority of that money will go to transportation.
*Cough, High Speed Rail which will never happen, Cough*
A 2013 report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers shows that California needs to spend $2.8 billion per year for a decade to protect us from floods.
Failing to do so would end in disaster:
“A catastrophic failure of any one of the levee systems in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta carries with it the very real potential to be a mega-disaster greater than Hurricane Katrina caused in New Orleans.”
Hello? Jerry Brown, are you listening?
What will it take for you to get some common sense in that big bald dome of yours? Do people need to die in a flood?!
This is dangerous and absurd!