Where President Obama and Gov. Romney Stand on Infrastructure

Democrats and Republicans remain divided over how to pay for transportation projects.

Democrats and Republicans remain divided over how to pay for transportation projects. President Obama has favored stimulus-style infrastructure spending plans, talking up highway, bridge and rail repairs as job creators, and pushing for a national infrastructure bank. Gov. Mitt Romney favors less involvement by the federal government, preferring to let states lead the way. Gov. Romney shuns the idea that public-works spending is a good way to jump-start the economy, saying decisions on worthy projects should be based on need and potential returns.



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