Rebuilding America and Creating Jobs

The country's roadways, bridges and rail lines have been neglected for decades, earning the nation's infrastructure a 'D' from the American Society of Civil Engineers. In Vermont, nearly 1,000 of Vermont's 2,700 bridges are either "structurally deficient or functionally obsolete." Portions of the state's rail system pre-date the Civil War. When Congress reconvenes, Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to introduce legislation that would end Bush-era tax breaks for the rich and use half the $700 billion instead to rebuild rail lines, bridges and roads. The other half would be used to reduce our national debt. "I think providing $700 billion in tax breaks over the next decade to those who don't need it is absolutely irresponsible," Bernie said in a Vermont Bernie Buzz original article.