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Follow The Government Money

Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016 5:31 PM EDT

“Daddy, he took my book,” my daughter cried.

“I only took it because she took my pencil,” my son said.

And on and on it goes.

Every day, my daughter and son find reasons to fight about nothing at all. Most of the time, minutes after a fight, they’ve forgotten their disagreement and are back to playing, reading, drawing or studying.

And then they are back to it. “Daddy…”

However, sometimes they do something that’s truly remarkable…

There are rare moments when they actually agree with each other and resolve problems on their own.

Watching this whole drama play out day after day with my children always reminds me of how our political system works. Every day, Democrats and Republicans find reasons to disagree.

And a day or two later, both sides have shifted their attention to the next hot-button topic to fight about.

However, every once in a while, the people in our political parties actually agree on doing something.

And in the middle of this incredibly polarizing election year, it turns out our politicians agree on one thing: Both sides want to spend money on renewing and improving our highways, bridges, airports — building up the basic infrastructure that our country depends upon.

Follow the Infrastructure Money

Hillary Clinton says she’s committed to sending her infrastructure plan to Congress in the first 100 days after she’s inaugurated. The plan she’s outlined so far is to spend $275 billion on roads, bridges, airports and public transport. The political selling point on this for Clinton is that this spending is supposed to generate 3.6 million jobs.

According to Clinton, this spending “represents the most significant increase in infrastructure investment since President Eisenhower built the Interstate Highway System.”

In case you didn’t know, the highways you and I drive on each day came about because of a 1956 act that built 47,856 miles of highway across America.

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