In the current political climate, raising taxes is outside the realm of rational discussion, writes Dennis Jett. "Those who are the loudest constantly demand lower taxes and less government and their mantra is reported as though it were a universally held belief." But deferring infrastructure fixes will end up costing more in the end. "To get it back on track, Americans must be willing to show a greater appreciation for the things government rightly does on our behalf and have an honest discussion about how to pay for them."