In February 2017, the Wall Street Journal published a story that claimed that the $3.9 trillion dollar U.S. government had built over the last 30 years, was in need of massive repair.
The article went on to say that many of the buildings in this massive federal infrastructure project were not even needed.
“In the years before the Great Recession, the federal government spent a staggering $5.9 billion on building infrastructure,” the article reads.
“Now, with more than $8 trillion in federal spending projected for 2021, and billions more expected to be spent over the next decade, the country needs $4.8 trillion to repair its roads, bridges, railways, airports, dams, schools and other infrastructure.”
It is not the first time that the Wall St. Journal has highlighted the need for massive federal investments.
Back in 2015, the paper revealed how the federal budget was in dire need of a massive $1 trillion investment to repair America’s infrastructure.
According to the Journal, the $1.5 trillion spent on the construction of roads and bridges in the United States since the Great Depression was not enough to cover the cost of the infrastructure needed to protect Americans.
The Wall Street JournoList reported that $1,500 per person for a one-bedroom apartment in Washington DC would be far too expensive.
Even though the construction costs are skyrocketing, the Journal has continued to highlight how the nation needs to build new infrastructure.
In September 2018, the newspaper reported that the cost for repairing the nation’s highways is now $8 billion per day.
That is almost half the cost that the country was told it would need to build the highways in the 1930s.
A study conducted by the University of Southern California found that the total cost of repairing our nation’s roads and highways was $8.5 billion in 2018, or about $1 billion per mile.
So what can you do to help?
The first step in building a better America is to stop focusing on the cost and start focusing on what is happening in our lives.
If you or someone you know is struggling financially, it is critical that you start by finding ways to help them and start working toward a better future.
“There is no way to rebuild the American dream unless we stop focusing only on the price tag of our spending, and start putting in place the investments that will help our economy grow and grow our economy,” said Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, a member of the Senate Budget Committee.
It is also important to understand that every dollar spent on infrastructure is not a dollar we don’t have.
For example, the American Automobile Association (AAA) has estimated that the average family would save $1 on average if the government invested $1 in repairing roads and public transit systems.
That means every dollar invested in our roads and transit systems will have a direct impact on the health and safety of the communities in which we live.
“When you put it all together, the cost to rebuild our roads, public transit and other major infrastructure projects will amount to more than half of the cost, or $1 for every American,” Warren continued.
If you or anyone you know needs assistance, please contact the U. S. Department of Transportation.
The Department of Labor and the Department of Health and Human Services have also released a report detailing the impact of the government’s infrastructure investments on the U