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November 4th, 2008
The Stance
Overview: The Infrastructure Stance

America’s crumbling infrastructure will pose significant problems for the next president. From crumbling roads and bridges to inadequate internet service, the country is paying the price for years of neglect – and fixing the problems will cost many hundreds of billions of dollars. Yet infrastructure has received scant attention on the campaign trail.

Blueprint America correspondent Rick Karr interviews advisors of both campaigns on how a President McCain or a President Obama would address four major infrastructure issues: roads versus rail; the fraying electrical grid; poor internet service; and whether or not the federal government should invest heavily in infrastructure as part of an economic stimulus package.

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