America needs a better economic stimulus

Photo by the Gazeta Agency.

During the Floridian Republican Debate, moderated by Tim Russert of MSNBC, Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee called on the US government to spend more on freeways, and rightly claimed that the US economy would be stimulated if it did.

Huckabee thus echoed US Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), who was criticised for his proposal by Michelle Malkin. source

But the USA’s infrastructure – while it’s great – cannot be taken for granted. It needs to be radically improved.

What America needs is a new freeway Act, which will radically expand the American freeway network, which, although it is 75000 kms long, is scarce compared to the giant American territory (the US is the world’s 3rd largest country after Russia and Canada). Also, several American freeways (e.g. the I-405 and the I-5) are overcongested, so the existing freeways must be modernised.

This is a list of my proposals – a list of the freeways that should be built or modernised. Examples:

1) the part of the US-1 road from Miami to Key West should become a freeway;
2) All US Army, USMC and USN bases, and some USAF bases (e.g. Davis-Monthan AFB), should be connected to each other by freeways;
3) the Hot Springs National Park should be connected to the freeway network;
4) as should be 4 villages around Lake Winnipesaukee (NH);
5) Alaska should be connected to Canada by a freeway.

America depends on freeways, which are the ways through which most American passengers travel. Not railways. Not airports. Not ships. It is freeways that are most commonly used by the American people. If built, my proposed freeways would:
1) reduce ‘travel times’;
2) de-congest American roads;
3) save fuel;
4) reduce GHG emissions;
5) reduce the number of people dying each year;
6) give the US military a better road network (which was important for the US to win the American-Soviet War (1945-1991) and the First Gulf War (1991))
7) return $6 for every $1 invested in them to the American people; and
8) make America even more democratic than it is now, by allowing people to travel freely.

As of today, $50 bn of the $150 bn economic stimulus has not yet been given by the US government, so rather than give it, it should improve the American freeway network, so that Americans will have more roads like the one depicted in the photo included in this post.

The USA’s future President should choose either Huckabee or Giuliani as his Transportation Secretary. Both of them have plans that would improve the USA’s infrastructure.

On August 3rd, 2007, Melanie Morgan claimed that the residents of Minnesota are no longer endangered after the I-35 bridge collapsed:

There’s one big difference between the bridge collapse and the terrorist attacks of September 2001: the imminent danger to the residents of Minnesota has now passed; the danger our citizens face from Islamic jihadists has not.

Melanie Morgan’s article

No, Melanie, the residents of Minnesota (and all other Americans) are STILL endangered by America’s infrastructure, which is great, but insufficient for 300 million Americans who are employed by the world’s #1 economy. You are wrong, Melanie. Americans will only be safe when their infrastructure, for which they pay usurious taxes (like the federal diesel excise), will be modernised.

And, as Rudolph Giuliani said some months ago, the federal government cannot mend this alone. It needs partners – state and local governments.

Why anti-G8 protestors are stupid

G8 member nations were often blamed for global warming. But anyone who has read the real CO2 emissions statistics knows that anti-G8 protestors are stupid. As this table indicates, all G8 member nations combined are responsible only for 50% of the quantity of CO2 that humanity emits. And unlike the Chinese and the Hindis, the Brits, the French, the Germans and the Italians, as EU citizens, promised to, and are obliged to, reduce CO2 emissions. The Chinese and the Hindis neither promised nor are obliged to reduce CO2 emissions.

Not that the AGW theory wouldn’t be a lie. It is a lie.

The Tories

David Noakes constantly claims that Edward Heath was the second-worst British traitor because he signed the 1972 ECSC Treaty. He also claims that the Conservative Party has been controlled by the EU since the 1960s, and the Labour Party and the Liberal Party since the 1980s. He is wrong.

Firstly, Edward Heath did sign the 1972 ECSC Treaty, but Britain became a member state of the EU because of an application submitted to Brussels by Harold Wilson, not Edward Heath, in 1969.

Secondly, the Labour Party and the Liberal Party too, like the Conservative Party, have been controlled by the EU since the 1960s. Already 41 years ago all three were pro-EU parties. Harold Macmillan (a Tory) was the first British PM to submit an application to Brussels (he did so in 1961), but Harold Wilson was the second, he submitted an application in 1964. Like the first one, it was vetoed by Charles de Gaulle, the then French president. After CDG resigned in 1969, Harold Wilson, as I already wrote, submitted the third British application. Proof:

Conclusion: the Labour Party, the Liberal Party and the SNP cannot be trusted. The Conservative Party can. The Tories just need to sack their Europhile leader.


Hello! I’m Zbigniew Mazurak, a conservative defense analyst and blogger.

When I was in school, I’ve been a frequent contributor to a student magazine, but the publishers worked so slowly that most of my articles weren’t published until I’ve graduated (if ever). And although I’m currently studying at a university I will not work for any more student mags, because their publishers may work slowly, too. And they may refuse to publish my conservative writings.

This blog allows me to publish anything, which is why I’ve created it. I don’t have much free time, but I’ll write a post whenever I can and when there will be something to write about.