When politicians from both parties can actually agree on an issue, that’s often a good sign that something is about to go horribly wrong. This time is no different.
In the wake of a recent Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report that revealed that federal highway spending could face a 30 percent cut after 2021, Democrats and Republicans are rallying together around infrastructure. Many members of Congress now agree on raising the gas tax or indebting the nation to pay for increased infrastructure spending. Meanwhile, President Trump has endorsed a gas tax increase to pay for his $200 billion infrastructure plan. But Congress should not pass some massive spending bill to try and solve America’s infrastructure problem — it should empower states to fix it themselves, and drastically reduce the federal role in highway funding.
Read the full op-ed in Real Clear Policy here.