“Our failing infrastructure is the Achilles’ heel of the American economy,” wrote Dan Glickman, former Democratic congressman from Wichita and former U.S. agriculture secretary, in the Baltimore Sun. Arguing that “every dollar spent on infrastructure projects bounces around the economy, providing value at an exponential rate,” Glickman called for at least one of the presidential candidates to “propose a big plan to develop and pay for infrastructure investment.” How to fund it? One idea he endorses is raising the federal gas tax, which has been 18.4 cents a gallon for two decades. – Rhonda Holman
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