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jimfields33

(17,007 posts)
Tue Mar 26, 2024, 08:53 PM Mar 2024

Biden says Baltimore bridge rebuild should be paid for by the federal government after collapse

I’m ok with this, but shouldn’t the shipping company’s insurance be first up to the plate? Why are we paying everything?

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/rcna145138

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said he wants the federal government to pay to rebuild the Baltimore bridge that collapsed early Tuesday after a large cargo ship sailed straight into one of the bridge's support pillars.

"We’re going to work with our partners in Congress to make sure the state gets the support it needs. It’s my intention that the federal government will pay for the entire cost of reconstructing that bridge, and I expect the Congress to support my effort," Biden said in brief remarks from the White House before he left for North Carolina.


Biden said that it will take "some time" to rebuild the Francis Scott Key Bridge, which transverses the Patapsco River, but that he told Maryland Gov. Wes Moore, a Democrat, that he's directing the federal government to "move heaven and earth" to reopen the port and rebuild the bridge "as soon as humanly possible."

He said he also plans to visit Baltimore as "quickly" as he can.

"Our prayers are with everyone involved in this terrible accident and all the families — especially those waiting for the news of their loved one right now," Biden said.

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Biden says Baltimore bridge rebuild should be paid for by the federal government after collapse (Original Post) jimfields33 Mar 2024 OP
We pay so it gets done asap. Then they pay us. That's how it should go. ms liberty Mar 2024 #1
To be sure, that's the plan.To be sure, this plan gets the vital work done. Stinky The Clown Mar 2024 #2
Will they divert funds from the infrastructure projects to make this a priority? Deuxcents Mar 2024 #3
How long do to imagine the insurance company would stall? Torchlight Mar 2024 #4

ms liberty

(8,841 posts)
1. We pay so it gets done asap. Then they pay us. That's how it should go.
Tue Mar 26, 2024, 09:02 PM
Mar 2024

Last edited Tue Mar 26, 2024, 10:00 PM - Edit history (2)

Then we get to charge them for alllllll the costs.

Stinky The Clown

(68,016 posts)
2. To be sure, that's the plan.To be sure, this plan gets the vital work done.
Tue Mar 26, 2024, 09:31 PM
Mar 2024

Ample time to chase the insurer later.

Deuxcents

(17,263 posts)
3. Will they divert funds from the infrastructure projects to make this a priority?
Tue Mar 26, 2024, 09:50 PM
Mar 2024

I agree that we get it done and then go after the insurance companies for the shipping company.

Torchlight

(3,766 posts)
4. How long do to imagine the insurance company would stall?
Wed Mar 27, 2024, 03:17 PM
Mar 2024

Longer than is necessary to see a well-engineered bridge constructed in a timely and practical fashion? Would court dates, appeals, and filings by the insurance company delay, or even deny that bridge from ever existing again? Maybe the insurance company would simply say, "oops, my bad, here's what we owe..." Sure, it could happen.


lol

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