From the comments on La Vanguardia's website about the Minneapolis bridge collapse:
That's the thing about "neoliberal" policies: they reduce taxes in order to increase business investment and consumption, then they reduce them again because the state must be reduced to the minimum and everything must be left in private hands, and then they reduce them even more to make the millionaires' lobbies happy. New Orleans was flooded because its levees were made out of cardboard and the bridges are collapsing because there is no money for infrastructure.
Instead of fixing the bridges, they keep building the wall of shame along the Mexican border. More typical arrogant American behavior.
THE ACCOUNTS ALWAYS ADD UP, IF YOU SPEND A LOT ON ONE THING (DEFENSE 50% OF THE WORLD BUDGET) THERE IS NOTHING FOR THE REST (INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE, EDUCATION, SOCIAL SECURITY ETC....) IT ISN'T THE MOST ADVANCED SOCIETY, IT'S JUST THE MOST-ARMED ONE
If there was a report two years ago showing structural deficiences, someone is responsible for the bridge collapse. Let's see if the USA responds quickly with the LAW, or maybe they'll be let off because the budget wasn't big enough since it wasn't for starting a war or going around killing people.
I understand the Americans less every day, and the current government of that country. Do you remember Caterina (sic)? Well, the poor people of that state are still waiting for the aid promised by their disastrous president, but they say everyone gets what he deserves. For me they can all go to hell (al carajo).
Things go on in every country, but a country as rich as the USA should spend more money on these things, but what they save on that and on social welfare, they spend on weapons to be the most powerful country, kill whoever they don't like, and if one dies they say he was giving his life for their country, a medal, the anthem, and see you later.