Maybe the Governor and Mayors should get to work on this.
The U.S. economy has contracted in the last quarter. One of the reasons given is that the defense budget is shrinking. Hooray. Up to a point. I think it is great we are spending less money on our warrior ways. Those dollars in the end don't really produce anything. The weapons systems are designed to destroy assets. Not build them.
But, that money we have been spending should mostly be redirected into research and development of renewable energy. We know right now that putting up solar panels on every roof top is a winner, so lets redirect some of that money into such a coal killing project. It is a twofer.....it helps with climate change issues and it builds infrastructure.
The rest of those defense dollars that we will be saving ought to be jammed into the nation's efforts at improving our roads, highways, bridges, rail and other transportation systems. This would create lots of jobs while improving our chances of staying off of collapsing bridges.