Worst Roads in the USA: Which States Are in Need of Updated Infrastructure?

During last November’s national election in the United States, then candidate Trump campaigned on a platform which promised to initiate infrastructure repairs and refurbishment on a massive scale. Although the U.S. has enjoyed a well-developed interstate system since the days of the Eisenhower Administration, today highways, tunnels, and bridges in many places display the impact of decades of heavy use.… [Read more]

What is State Legislation Doing to Keep You Safer on the Road?

Some days, your daily commute may seem easy with all the motorists working together to make the drive go smoothly. Other days, you feel like you’re driving in a nightmare, avoiding a reckless and aggressive motorist on the right and a distracted driver on the left.

No one will argue with the fact that the roads throughout the U.S.… [Read more]

What’s Needed for More Economic Growth in America’s Future?

While the American economy has rebounded strongly from the 2008 financial crisis and the Great Recession that followed, economic growth has remained below the long-term trend since World War II. This slower growth has a direct impact on family economics and the country as a whole. Economists, including those who study government spending have studied a variety of ways to boost economic growth.… [Read more]

Defective Road Conditions & Car Accidents

Every summer, millions of families hit the road and set out for a memorable summer vacation. Whether you’re taking a short trip to the lake cabin or a week long road trip to see some of America’s “must see” landmarks, you may be at a greater risk for being involved in a car accident. Not only do our roadways become more congested with fellow travelers, but road construction and traffic delays can add to hazardous road conditions and often resulting in defective roads.… [Read more]

Highway Robbery: US Infrastructure and the Anti-tax Lobby’s Reckless Crusade

The United State’s public infrastructure is in a sorry state. Long-neglected roads and bridges are being left to crumble, unfunded. Drivers are forced to risk their necks for the simple fact that the government–at all levels–won’t perform basic repairs for fear of appearing “tax-and-spend.” That same government has the obligation to “provide reasonably safe roadways for the public.” We should hold them to their duty.… [Read more]

So…Got Nothing Better To Do?

With so many national issues in desperate need of attention, why is so much time being spent trying to undo any and all prior steps made toward progress?

Point for discussion:  women’s reproductive rights.  With high unemployment levels, a crumbling national infrastructure, a barely growing economy and a banking system that is still in need of regulatory reform it seems like we as a nation have our hands quite full.  … [Read more]

Are We Broke?

A friend asked me if I believe it when I hear people say “America is broke“.  Like anyone who has ever planned or read a budget, I know that numbers are data — but that data means something only when it is translated into information that tells a story…so, with hard and cold numbers, is it possible that the answer to the question as to whether or not America is broke can be both ‘yes’ and ‘no’?  [Read more]