"If we treated our own homes like we treat our infrastructure, we'd all live in shacks," said ASCE president William Henry.
Donald Plusquellic, Democratic mayor of Akron, Ohio, and president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, blamed a lack of political will over many years compounded by the policy of tax cuts pursued by President Bush (news - web sites).
"I don't know of a single tax cut that's replaced a bridge. When that bridge fails killing people, nobody's going to care whether those people were Republicans or Democrats," he said.
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Money for nothin' and your chicks for free
- Money for Nothing, Dire Straits