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Twin Crises: Immigration And Mass Transit Infrastructure

April 6, 2009
Frosty Wooldridge

Former U.S. House of Representatives congressman Tom Tancredo guest-hosted the Mike Rosen Show in Denver last week, With unemployment spiking at 11.1 percent nationally and a whopping 32.2 million Americans depending on food stamps for survival, Tancredo asked the question of the decade, “Why are we still importing 138,000 immigrants every 30 days, month in and month out, with our problems threatening to devastate our nation?”

As you can see in this series, everyone suffers with added persons onto U.S. soil. Little know to most Americans, every added person causes the destruction of 12.6 acres of wilderness habitat to support that person. Each year, the U.S. population grows by 3.1 to 3.4 million. We stand at 306 million today. With the projected 100 million people added in 26 years by 2035, that means 1.26 billion acres of land must be turned into concrete and asphalt, and other development. The plants and animals don’t stand a chance.

This week, however, let’s turn our quill to mass transit infrastructure. As you all know and experience, our nation’s highways feature gridlock, rising gas prices, air polluted cities and road rage. But what about our mass transit?

The story continues …..

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