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America’s political system is a mess -- and it’s affecting the economy and infrastructure. In order to get America’s infrastructure back on track, leaders will have to cooperate and find solutions.

In a report chaired by the Center for Law and Finance at New York University and sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation, researchers surveyed Americans from around the country -- Republicans, Democrats and Independents -- and discovered that there was unanimous agreement that the private sector should work with the public sector to rebuild our infrastructure.  

Click here to read the report.

When private and public entities work together, it increases the chances for success. For example, V&M Star Steel received $250 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act -- which led to an additional $650 million from other sources -- which was then used to complete projects improving American infrastructure. Public support for private endeavors gives both consumers and investors confidence.

Cooperation between the private and public sector, manifested by the federal government would greatly enhance efficiency. Just as people of differing political views must cooperate to move America forward, so too must workers in different sectors in order to achieve America’s economic goals.

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  • April 2, 2012
    Collin Berglund
    The Senate has started to take strides toward finding solutions. Smaller pieces of legislation such as a congressional ethics bill and a small-business jobs bill or confirmation of some presidential nominees -- all passed with large bipartisan majorities. While this legislative action will not break Washington gridlock, it could be a good first step.
  • October 26, 2012
    Jack McCullough
    In today's Problem-Solver's Daily, Joe Manchin says bipartisanship is the key to fixing problems in Washington, the fiscal cliff is already hurting the economy and Congress could punt on the fiscal cliff again.
  • January 13, 2012
    Blair Forlaw
    Politicians in Washington and on the campaign trail may put partisan ideology first, but most residents of the thousands of hometowns that make up America are looking for something much more practical. We are concerned about day-to-day challenges that beg for bipartisan solutions: accessing clean water and good healthcare, nurturing diverse communities and creating businesses and jobs, for example. Fortunately, many local leaders are putting results over politics and rolling up their sleeves to work together for their constituents across party lines.

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