The Politics of Disaster

Geoff Segal on the Reason Blog on the Minnesota bridge collapse and fixing transportation infrastructure.

Here is what he had to say about our own Governor:

Even Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, a Democrat, acknowledged an increased role for the private sector to play in financing, developing, and managing our nations’ infrastructure. Despite recently signing a bill in Pennsylvania that would not privatize the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Rendell admitted on national television that privatization would have generated significantly more money than the plan the general assembly and he ultimately supported. Its true that Rendell also called for a 1% national income tax increase to fund a “Federal Capital Budget” so he’s not entirely sold but at least he didn’t play politics with the war.