The system of maintaining America’s infrastructure in the last eight years has been referred to as “patch and pray.” The no-regulation, no-tax approach to government was unleashed on all of us in 2000. It was as if a giant clown car pulled up to a curb somewhere in our nation’s capital and unloaded a gaggle of politicos who had no real understanding about why tax revenues matter. They called themselves fiscal conservatives. Today, they call themselves teabaggers.