FIU-Miami Bridge Collapse Another Liberal/ Obama/ Democrat Failure…

Perhaps we should choose contractors and skilled workers by their talent, skills, and experience rather than by their sex or skin color???

I had a woman on my construction crew but she was there because she was competent and intelligent, not because she was female…

The foot bridge was designed to connect the city of Sweetwater with the sprawling campus of Florida International University, and it was still being installed when it came crashing down. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said suspension cables on the bridge “were being tightened when it collapsed.”

Sweetwater Mayor Orlando Lopez said Friday that one of the victims in the accident was an FIU student. “We are truly saddened to hear that,” Lopez told reporters at a news conference. 

But who designed the bridge? Well, let’s put it this way: The “women in STEM” meme now officially has a body count.

The man behind the bridge’s “technology” was once hailed as a “Champion of Change” by the Obama administration

Celebrated leading visionary bridge engineer Atorod Azizinamini, whose ABC (Accelerated Bridge Construction) technology was used to build the bridge that collapsed yesterday on Florida International University’s campus, was named an Obama era Department of Transportation ‘Champion of Change’ in 2015.

The event in which Azizinamini was awarded ‘Champion of Change’ status was webcast live at whitehouse.gov/live, no longer online.

Then we have this: The program that provided most of the funding for this disaster has repeatedly come under fire for giving out grants based on politics instead of merit…

The pedestrian bridge that collapsed at Florida International University’s Miami-Dade campus today, killing several people, was funded with $11.4 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program. The TIGER program has come under repeated fire for awarding money based on politics rather than merit…

TIGER, which Reason has covered herehere and here, was created as an economic stimulus measure under President Barack Obama and morphed into a permanent program. It has awarded $5.6 billion in nine rounds of grants since 2009.

I don’t know about you guys, but I would rather any bridge I have to go across be designed by those who are deemed the most competent rather those those thought to be the most “diverse” or “pro-woman.” I would imagine the families of those who were killed yesterday feel the same way.

Via: RR

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2 thoughts on “FIU-Miami Bridge Collapse Another Liberal/ Obama/ Democrat Failure…

  1. Reblogged this on On the Patio and commented:
    Interesting insight. And alot of times the awarding of the contracts goes to “minority” contractors with little or no experience in the project at hand simply because they are minority. Many times the larger company has much more experience but the choice to “experiment” with other contractors has its flaws. In this case a fatal one.

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