The reason hard earned taxpayer money is being "invested" to impede motor vehicle traffic and to jeopardize the safety of pedestrians who use the taxpayer funded sidewalks is because of the failure of revolutionary Government social and economic programs. One can only imagine the hoopla of the revolutionaries when they spin the "benefits" when the areas' few remaining White women and men are reduced to becoming Government licensed rickshaw drivers for wealthy Chinese tourists.
It's possible that those failed social and economic programs that have been inflicted on the American people by the disingenuous self-serving revolutionaries, and which they now "celebrate" have taken us to the point passed irreversibility. It is very possible that the destruction the revolutionary ruling class brought upon us cannot but get worse as time progresses.
Like most of us, I have grown weary of the political ruling class portraying every election as "the most important election in history". Even so, Romney choosing Ryan as his running mate holds out the slim hope of effecting a much needed change from the failed 60s 70s era social and economic programs that have been inflicted on the long suffering American people. For California, it is already too late. Let us hope the electoral college results in a better day coming our way.