…as Obama says they are? – Obama has said he’ll create jobs by rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure. How badly do we need this done?
Very badly, it turns out?especially when it comes to bridges. A recent report issued by the American Society of Civil Engineers gave the nation?s failing infrastructure an overall grade of “D.” The report, which suggested that it might cost as much as $2.2 trillion to remedy America’s ailing physical backbone, included everything from schools and parks, to bridges and dams, to levees and rail systems. This is the same report card that the group issued to Congress in 2005, except that, in reality, the rating has slipped from a “high D” to a “low D.”