We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"11 miles up this road" raises the question, what's ibeyond the boonies? As for it being inaccessible in the winter, there's always helicopters. And parachute drops. All in all, a beautifully rugged and picturesque area.
It's also an interesting question how some dyed-in-the-wool Yankee family ended up with a slice of mountain 3,000 miles away. Spin us the tale sometime.
Is this a new old idea or what; haven't we already beaten this to death? It appears to be grasping at straws.
Given our economic state, I don't have that much of a problem with infrastructure projects if they serve a real need, if they will boost efficiency and American competitiveness, if they are not just to create make work feather-bedding jobs, if they won't be obsolete before they are done, and if they don't just benefit the few. For example: Interstate Highway System or During the Depression there was an effort to replant the great plains to contain the Dustbowl and preserve our most valuable asset of all, top soil. That and the effort to retrain farmers in soil conservation benefits us all, even today.
In short I don't expect investing in infrastructure is going to juice the economy although it is better than paying unemployment for nothing and better than letting the infrastructure go all to hell so that we are even more noncompetitive. Basically we are talking maintenance here, not breaking new ground, not a new virgin industry ready to take off and pull the rest of us along.