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VP Biden Expresses Disappointment, Anger Regarding Lack of US Infrastructure Funding

VP Biden Expresses Disappointment, Anger Regarding Lack of US Infrastructure Funding
Speaking at the “America Answers: Improving How We Get From Here To There” event hosted by the Washington Post, Vice President Joe Biden used a downright angry tone as he scorned the U.S. for scrimping on infrastructure spending. This comes in the shadow of a report suggesting that America must increase infrastructure spending by $3.6 trillion before 2020 to be up to par.
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STUDY: 63,000 'Structurally Compromised' American Bridges

STUDY: 63,000 'Structurally Compromised' American Bridges
The American Road and Transportation Builders Association reviewed data regarding US infrastructure, and the results do not look good. Over 63,000 bridges are structurally compromised, many on heavily traveled highways. Yet, Congress is looking to make even more cuts.
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Austerity Is Dead: It's Time to Revive America's Infrastructure

Austerity Is Dead: It's Time to Revive America's Infrastructure
The U.S. deficit is down more than 50 percent from what President Bush left behind, projections of the rise in medical costs that drove future deficits are way down, the “intellectual foundation” that justified the push for cutting government has collapsed, and the European experiment has shown that budget cuts really just make things worse. Meanwhile, we have two real problems to worry about: unemployment and crumbling infrastructure. Can we finally hire people to fix things?
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Public Construction Spending as Percentage of GDP at Lowest Point in 20 Years

Public Construction Spending as Percentage of GDP at Lowest Point in 20 Years
Over the weekend, a national conversation about our nation’s decaying infrastructure finally became audible in the wake of a bridge collapse in Washington state. At the heart of the matter is America’s need to increase infrastructure spending by any means available: congressional loans; an infrastructure bank; and/or incentivizing private-public investments, to name a few.
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