By Kevin Bogardus - 10/23/11 07:30 PM EDT
Leaders of the AFL-CIO and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce made the case Sunday for more infrastructure spending.
Speaking on ABC’s This Week, Tom Donohue, the Chamber’s president and CEO, and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka — representing business and labor respectively — said Washington needs to make rebuilding the nation’s crumbling infrastructure a priority.
“We can’t be competitive in a global economy unless we have infrastructure that allows us to be competitive,” Trumka said. “This is really a no-brainer.”
The Chamber and the AFL-CIO are strange political bedfellows regarding infrastructure since they often oppose each other on several other issues.