Here's why U.S. infrastructure is lagging behind other countries | Just the FAQs 1

Here’s why U.S. infrastructure is lagging behind other countries | Just the FAQs

 

The U.S. funds infrastructure differently than a lot of other countries, relying more on state and local spending. Here's why it's faring so poorly. RELATED:

President Joe Biden introduced a sweeping $2 trillion infrastructure and jobs package that looks to reshape the American economy and make the most significant domestic U.S. investments in generations.

His far-reaching American Jobs Plan includes spending to repair aging roads and bridges, jump-start transit projects and rebuild school buildings and hospitals. It would also expand electric vehicles, replace all lead pipes and overhaul the nation’s water systems.

But the plan goes far beyond infrastructure.

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4 comments

  1. The USA is a giant chunk of the continent as large as all of Europe. It makes sense given the terrain and considerably smaller time span in which it was ever terraformed that infrastructure would be less robust in some ways.

  2. Republicans need to understand that Trump’s policies and rhetoric have set us back a decade or more against other countries. This is why there is an urgency now for a hefty investment in infrastructure. Either we spend the cash or we are left behind — for good. Technology is a great equalizer and has made it easier for more progressive countries to compete with us. And they will eat our lunch if the shortsighted Republican Senators keep getting in the way. For God’s sake, put aside politics. Our national security is at stake.

  3. While the USA does lag behind other countries in infrastructure, I believe if we put our minds on improving our country, we can surpass any nation in the world. We Americans need to now open our eyes and understand that the stronger weapon in the modern era is education and infrastructural strength.

  4. if the united states for since the 1980’s invested more into the infrastructure instead of the military the states would have been incredible today

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