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The Dems are talking about a Green New Deal for exactly this type of public works while the GOP has passed tax cuts and tariffs. Even if you assume the Democrats are all talk, the equivalency is a false one.

Ironically, the GND highlights why, as Obama put it, "there’s no such thing as shovel-ready projects." [1]

In a nuthsell, environmental regulations and activism make large public works projects nigh impossible.

What's surprising is mostly that this is even a surprise. If environmentalists have been clear on anything, they've been clear that they don't like massive concrete and steel structures. It blows my mind that the Dems are going to try this again, when they're getting the mailers from Sierra Club promising to tie up these public works projects in court for 20 years.

[1]: https://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/17/magazine/17obama-t.html

Pretty sure environmentalism is not what's causing right of way sand bagging and foot dragging on our phone poles and it's not what's standing in the way of fiber rollouts and other information infrastructure.

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