Someone else finally notices D+ grade for U.S. infrastructure
Last month, we mentioned that the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) had given U.S. infrastructure a D+ grade...and that no one noticed.
Well, nearly a month later, Stephen Colbert finally noticed.
Here's a segment from his April 22, 2013 show:
To address the nation's aging (and sometimes failing) bridges, roads, and other public structures, the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) is urging greater infrastructure investment. Specifically, AAM believes Washington should adopt, a large-scale, long-term infrastructure program of at least $500 billion over six years. A key component of such investment would be strong "Buy America" provisions for all federal procurement to ensure that tax dollars are reinvested in the U.S. economy in order to create jobs domestically.
Kudos to Colbert for choosing an important issue to amplify, even if done comically.
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