There's been a lot of talk in Obama's jobs bill about fixing America's infrastructure, but from what I've seen, talk is more or less all it is. Obama truly does have the right idea here, however, when you look at the details of his plan (which won't pass congress anyway) it's clear that this is simply more empty rhetoric.
I recently watched about a 2 hour long documentary on the state of the US infrastructure and just how dire it really is. I'm going to try to find it and post it here for those of you that might be interested.
Ultimately, according to the aforementioned report, the 2.2 trillion dollars that we need to fix our infrastructure is absolutely essential to improving the state of the US economy. But, of course, instead of fixing the bloodstream of the country, we would rather spend that money on wars and our trillions of dollars worth of military contracts.
Americas chickens are coming home to roost!