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America is falling apart

Jeff Kosseff, The Oregonian, for OregonLive.com on June 29, 2008

America is falling apart.

Literally.

From highways to bridges to plumbing to telecommunications, we are not keeping up with our national maintenance chores.

Our highways are crumbling. Just maintaining them as they are would cost up to 40 cents a gallon more in gas taxes over the next five years.

And that would do nothing to meet the increased demand; highway travel and hours stuck in traffic have both grown by about 25 percent in the past 10 years.

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