The Defense department vs. the infrastructures.
Is it better for Congress to have defense department spending in their state or to spend more money on the USA infrastructures in their states?
In my opinion no. The largest port in the USA is the port of Los Angeles while the second largest port in the USA is the port of Long Beach those two ports are about twenty miles apart. Those two ports have three train tracks to Chicago for distribution to the rest of the country. That is a fine infrastructure in the USA. However in my opinion needs to be expanded to improve farming in the USA. How so one might ask.
Well first trains are great and could be used instead of barges going up and down the Mississippi River and the Ohio River. That water is more important for farming in the Middle and the Southeast parts of the USA. The water from the Missouri and the Ohio rivers should be diverted for farming down to Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Georgia. Congress should act to build ditches and pumping stations and divert that water for farming use.
We need train tracks built from New Orleans to Chicago to get the goods distributed to the rest of the country and not barges on the Mississippi river.
Yes the infrastructures for the electric grid, the bridges and the roads also need work, however we also have enough water for farming and can deal with these droughts which will happen again in the future as they have done in the past also.
Defense spending by congress in one thing, while the infrastructure spending in the USA by congress is another thing. Reduce the Defense spending and increase the Infrastructure is what congress needs to do in my opinion to create more jobs.
Who really cares if the Defense department is cut as there are other ways to spend money by congress? This drought needs to not happen in the future again, and if building ditches and pumping station is all that needs to be done then we as a nation should do that instead.