Infrastructure funding not only is needed to repair our nations road and bridges, that are in poor condition in many cases, but the thousands of jobs provided by this spending will be a major boost to the economy. In the 50's and 60's we funded the Interstate highway system. Look at the positive impact that program had on the nation. Gas taxes have not kept up with the funding needs to maintain our roads and bridges. We need a major infrastructure program just to get our roads and bridges back to the point where routine maintenance provided by the gas tax can be effective.