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Townhall.com Interview with Jim Talent about Infrastructure

May 24th, 2008 by mopns · No Comments

By Matt Lewis

Just in time for Memorial Day — when millions of travelers are vigilantly preparing for dreaded traffic congestion — I had the opportunity to interview former Senator Jim Talent of Missouri about America’s infrastructure problems.

Talent is co-chairman (former Michigan Governor John Engler is chairman) of a new broad-based coalition, or “comprehensive alliance” (roads, bridges, rail, locks, etc.) called The Alliance for Improving America’s Infrastructure.

While Talent notes that government shouldn’t try to solve every problem, he believes improving and maintaining America’s infrastructure is, “one of the four or five things government has to do if America is going to continue to be a place of opportunity for people.” Read more…

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