Point by point:
-We had schools: funded /by taxes/.
-We had colleges: funded /by taxes/.
-We had railroads: funded by railroad companies on the backs of the labors of people of color. Average wage for an African American man working for the railroad? 27¢ an hour. Chinese immigrant? 11¢ an hour.
-Streets and roads are the same thing.
-Subways: Were extremely dangerous. Also built on the backs of people of color. Was not common until after 1918.
-8 wars? What eight wars? There were /four/ altercations.
-The United States official navy and military wasn’t started until WWI. Before this, we had state militaries that fought for us. Which made fighting Spain in Cuba a pain in the ass.
Ah, Facebook. Innaccurate history everywhere.
(Also, we basically started the income tax because the government needed to fund other things.)
To add on to this: please remember /inflation/. When the FDIC was first established, it only protected up to about $100. Now it protects up to $200,000. So. Money inflation.
Something a tad creepy about all tge breaking bad stuff in this airport.
News: holy shit new Mexico is really flat