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Woops, I shudda known better;
cancel my last.

r.

In a message dated 1/30/08 6:12:42 PM, RLHess(--nospam--at)HessEng.com writes:
The taxpayers are already paying taxes to do this but the money is instead being used for misguided social programs that get votes even though they make things worse.  As one example, in a recent meeting someone asked an engineer for the Los Angeles Unified School District why their new buildings cost three to four times per square foot more than equivalent office buildings.  His response was that it improved learning skills although the trend is actually in the opposite direction.
Therefore it might be better to persuade people (i.e. taxpayers) to be more discerning in what and who they vote for.
Richard Hess

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From: Rhkratzse(--nospam--at)aol.com [mailto:Rhkratzse(--nospam--at)aol.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 3:28 PM
To: sgordin(--nospam--at)sgeconsulting.com; seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: Bridges

Sure, persuade people (i.e., taxpayers) that nothing's free and if you want your infrastructure to not fall apart you have to pay the taxes necessary for that. 

Basic economics, not to mention engineering.

Ralph

In a message dated 1/30/08 3:20:35 PM, sgordin(--nospam--at)sgeconsulting.com writes:


Our bridges.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20998261
Can anything be done?
 
V. Steve Gordin, SE
Irvine CA
 



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