President Obama recently admitted he was surprised to discover that shovel ready didn’t mean shovel ready anymore.

These days, it would take months if not years to get all the permits in line to plan and build the camp; put the sanitation facilities in, get the right fire extinguishers from the licensed suppliers, develop a plan for waste disposal and recycling.Then the greens take you to court to protect the wetlands and the lesser bramble thrushes and spiny skinks within.

Multiply by 100,000 for anything big like a bridge or a dam or a new section of highway.  And don’t even think about windmills where the Kennedy family might see them.

That’s the blue model for you: sixty years of non-stop progressive improvements, and we’ve lost the ability to put young people to work.

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