This, ladies and gentlemen, though only from a statehouse, Missouri's Jefferson City, shows precisely how Republicans "run government."
The fact is, they don't legislate and they don't do their jobs, these Republicans.
MoDOT says it doesn’t have the money to fix or replace hundreds of bridges around the state — including the Lincoln County structure — meaning some spans must be closed rather than risk carrying traffic.
But the cash-strapped state agency is still paying off debt it assumed for a round of bridge work a few years ago and says new funding sources must be found to make the necessary repairs and replacements.
Already, three bridges statewide have been shut down indefinitely since the beginning of last year. And 641 — 50 more than a year ago — of MoDOT’s roughly 10,400 bridges have been determined to be in critical condition, the lowest ranking a bridge can earn before being shut down...
That list is expected to grow to 1,500 in the next decade. It currently includes 36 bridges in St. Louis, St. Charles, Franklin and Jefferson counties, as well as in the city of St. Louis.
The same thing is taking place nationally, with the Federal Government, in Washington:
And since 2008, when a certain President was elected to the White House, nary a jobs/infrastructure bill in sight.