Politics as usual won't change things. It will take a wave election, a sweeping rebuke to the obstructionist Republican Congress, for anything to happen.
We didn't need the horrors of children at risk from fouled lead pipes in Flint, Michigan to know that our infrastructure is dangerously decrepit.
The newest Audi ads note the country is really falling apart. "The roads are underfunded by $450 billion," says Audi. "With the right car, you may never notice." Subtle? No. Powerful?
A public works program would create thousands of jobs and repair the nation's crumbling infrastructure.