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Schwarzenegger Says U.S. Infrastructure Failing

Sacramento, CA — Governor Schwarzenegger is calling on the federal government to increase its investment in infrastructure.

Schwarzenegger says the U.S. spends two percent of its G.D.P. on infrastructure, while Europe spends five percent and China spends nine percent.

“The American Society of Civil Engineers has given our countries infrastructure a grade D,” says Schwarzenegger. “That’s a failing grade ladies and gentlemen.”

The Governor is calling on Congress to spend $440 billion each of the next five years for infrastructure improvements. Currently the country is spending $280 billion a year.

Schwarzenegger called for the increased allocation during a press conference with Pennsylvania Governor Ed Randell.

Written by bjhansen@mlode.com.