Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers grades America’s infrastructure. This report card analyzes the state of eighteen categories of infrastructure, including roads, rail, drinking water, ports and waterways. In 2021 America received a stellar C minus. With a grade that low, the United States might as well have an F. Our government has failed.
As illustrated by the graph below, the overall reason for this failure is a lack of funding.
According to the Society of Civil Engineers, the United States will have a funding gap of 2.1 to 2.59 trillion over the next ten years. This failure to act will reduce GDP growth by ten trillion, reduce job growth by three million jobs and our exports by 2.24 trillion.
Though the Reform Party is generally in the favor of reducing the Federal Budget, there are areas where the United States has to meet their spending obligations. Rather than taking on the war in Afghanistan, which cost the United States three hundred million dollars per day, and other foreign nation building projects, the United States needs to focus on our issues at home.