The tricky politics of infrastructure spending

By Brian Hughes | Washington Exmainer

Republicans and Democrats agree: The nation’s aging roads, bridges and broader infrastructure network are a mess.

But with the more than $50-billion-a-year Highway Trust Fund expected to run out of money by September, that’s where the agreement ends in a political showdown with major economic consequences.

How to raise money for transportation spending is among the top items on Congress‘ to-do list before the November midterm elections, and the White House this week started a new campaign to paint Republicans as out of touch on the issue.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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