I have said it before many, many times. And I'm not the only one. Federal stimulus is needed to repair roads and bridges across this Nation. I have driven extensively across America and have witnessed first hand the disrepair of our Nations infrastructure.
I'm not saying I've been everywhere in this Country, or on every road and bridge but I don't have to.
You don't have to go far from home, no matter where you live, to see pot holes in roads and concrete crumbling on bridges and overpasses. Eight years ago it was suggested to stimulate a sluggish economy. Four years ago it was pleaded for by many as a means to kick start a recovery from "The Great Recession".
It should not take a bridge collapse like the one in Washington state to get Congress and the President talking about it again. And it doesn't seem that is has! The only people talking about it are the Press, Media, and working folks like you and me. Everyone but the the proper authorities.
It is very simple math, safe roads benefit everyone and come with no disadvantages. Safe roads keep the American traveler safe, increase interstate commerce, and provide for the "General Welfare of the People." Which is a term expressed many times by our founding fathers over two hundred years ago.
So no matter what your political affiliation, you can not argue that the "General Welfare of the People" has, and always should be, at the forefront of everything this Country stands for.
Federal stimulus for roads, tunnels and bridges has been a tried and tested means of economic stimulus. And it remains that way even today.