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We send too little on infrastructure

We must upgrade our aging transportation system. This is how we get manufactured goods to market. China spends 9% of its GDP on infrastructure, and Europe spends about 5% of its GDP. The U.S. spends 2.4% and is looking for cuts. We can't build a competitive future by trailing China and Europe. Improvements are needed right now.

Investing in our infrastructure creates jobs and ensures safer roads, railways, and bridges; and upgrades to water, sewer, and broadband systems. It means expanding commerce across Tennessee and creating new jobs in our communities. I will work to ensure Tennessee receives targeted federal investments that improve our state's infrastructure and strengthen Tennessee's economy.

Source: 2014 Tennessee Senate campaign website, GordonBallSenate.com , Aug 7, 2014

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