By now, we've read about the tragedy of the bridge collapsing in Minnesota. For several years, there have been many news articles about our infrastructure being badly in need of repairs. Our older areas have old bridges, tunnels, sewers, and so on. The cost of bringing these things up to standard is probably astronomical. I think taxes will have to be raised to address these problems. A quick search led me to this: http://www.asce.org/reportcard/2005/index.cfm How will we come up with the $1.6 trillion to restore our infrastructure?