Political observers like to point out that, despite the partisan acrimony in Congress, our representatives agree on at least one thing: Our nation's aging infrastructure is in tough shape.
The American Society of Civil Engineers has given our transit, communication, sewage, water, electric and other vital systems a D-plus grade, and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle recognize the need to invest in these assets that are so vital to our health, safety and economic prosperity.
Congressional leaders and President Donald Trump even agreed earlier this year that addressing our most pressing infrastructure problems will cost at least S2 trillion over 25 years. Fixing crumbling roads, highways and bridges alone could top $1 trillion.
Unfortunately, that's as far as the bipartisan geniality went. The parties disagreed on how the needed upgrades and other investments should...