Posted: 08/07/07 16:48
by Dave Mindeman
"We have to, as a Congress, grasp this problem. And yes, I would even suggest, fund this problem with a tax. May the sky not fall on me." --Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska
What would happen if we fully funded our infrastructure repair? What would happen if we raised revenue from a user fee gas tax and embarked on a nation wide public works program?
Would a massive uptick in construction work employ millions of American workers? Would federal and state governments find a way to cooperate and make the repairs and fund the transit programs? Would commute times get better? Would carbon emissions be reduced? Would car owners opt for more fuel efficient vehicles? Would more effective movement of goods and services bring more profits for American business?
The sky wouldn't fall... and neither would any more bridges.