Americans like to think that the United States is number one in nearly everything, and there was a time when that was pretty much true -- not so anymore. By neglecting things like our crumbling and antiquated infrastructure, we are letting many other countries get ahead of us. Why won't Congress put Americans back to work upgrading our infrastructure? Do they think platitudes and wishes will allow us to compete? The truth is that lower taxes for the rich will not solve our problems, and it certainly won't repair and update our infrastructure. Sometimes tax money is necessary.