This article describes how America is falling behind the rest of the world in infrastructure. Politicians are unlikely to budget enough money just to maintain our infrastructure. We will continue to fall behind the rest of the world in important areas such as electricity, transportation and communications while we continue to invest in a military to defend us from "enemies" that depend upon guerrilla warfare.
If America were operated as a business, the stockholders would get angry and fire the management. Instead we have two groups competing for the management of the country, and the stockholders don't seem to pay much attention to their performance on things that matter.