Build things in the Rust Belt

Forbes contributor Rick Ungar offers one perspective on why the Rust Belt today glows red - hopelessness - and what the Obama Administration might do to position for a shot at success in 2012 - invest in infrastructure.
For those who would argue that we are in no financial position to rebuild our infrastructure, these voices should understand that they are throwing in the towel on America’s economic future.
They should understand that they are putting us on the path to resembling the lesser developed countries south of our border rather than pointing us towards a future where America is, once again, the leader in all things. 
Here’s the good news – the jobs lost in the mid-west are precisely the type of jobs that are replaced when we build things. Things like high-speed rail.