Do It Yourself Stimulus

A set of business owners on Kauai island in Hawaii have put together their own transportation stimulus and fixed a bridge that needed fixing:

So Slack, other business owners and residents made the decision not to sit on their hands and wait for state money that many expected would never come. Instead, they pulled together machinery and manpower and hit the ground running March 23. Video Watch the volunteers repairing the road.

And after only eight days, all of the repairs were done, Pleas said.

I’m fascinated by this. Not because I don’t think this kind of thing can happen, but because I’m well familiar with the bureaucracy that could have made it not happen.

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