The Promise of Public Investment

For decades now, we have been improvident, shortchanging our own future by putting too little money with too little
forethought into our essential infrastructure. To give a few salient examples, we need to reinvigorate our air, rail, and
highway transportation systems; repair and strengthen our electrical grid and develop renewable sources of clean energy; preserve our water resources; and subsidize research and development in order to stay at the forefront of science and technology. These are necessities that only government can deliver. It is time to invest our money wisely, in projects that will pay off in many ways, for many years.