"In the past years Americans have seen their levees fail leading to massive flooding and cracked bridges buckling, not to mention constant water main breaks and costly traffic congestion. In its report card of America’s infrastructure, The American Society of Civil Engineers gave the nation’s infrastructure a D grade and estimated $2.2 trillion over five years was needed to bring that up to a B."
An elegant fix to this problem is to work on our infrastructure when the economy is down, like right now. The costs are less, and you are then employing otherwise unemployed people. I don't know why thisn't is accepted as common sense by many politicians.