Other nations have bullet trains and excellent infrastructure AND are rapidly investing in green technology. The US has a damn fight on its hands when it comes to allotting more funding for infrastructure and investing more in green technology. The world is passing us by in the fast lane while we bicker and fight in a crumbling slow lane about not ever ever ever raising taxes for anything.
What happened? We used to lead the globe in technological investment and an with an excellent infrastructure that was the envy of world.
Thank you, Grover Norquist (and others like you).
Thanks to those like you, America lost a decade. Hopefully the country will wake up and thrive in this decade.