Can Infrastructure Spending Unite America?

Bill Scher believes that public investments in infrastructure will be a hallmark of the incoming administration, and suggests that it should be a point of political unity.

"A safe prediction: Compared with the Bush Administration, the Obama Administration is going to invest more public dollars in rebuilding and modernizing American infrastructure.

The new Institute for America's Future report, "The Investment Deficit in America: Yesterday's Achievements, Today's Problems, Tomorrow's Solutions," concludes the amount of investment needed to restore our infrastructure far outweighs what President-Elect Barack Obama proposed during the presidential campaign.

But there will be little serious debate over whether we need public investment. The need to maintain, upgrade and reform our infrastructure is a public need that historically knows no party."

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