Here's an excerpt from an article I read a bit ago on Aljazeera (Note: I have never really read much from this site but it was linked on DIGG so I checked it out)
Yes, I'll dare call it treason
You'd think that this, in and of itself, would pain those on the Republican Right and their friends among the Blue Dog Democrats, "patriots" who never hesitate to tout American greatness. But for some reason - perhaps campaign contributions make a soothing bubble bath? - their refusal to fund the slightest hint of improvement or addition to US infrastructure is allowing it to collapse quicker than John Boehner at an all-you-can-drink Margarita marathon at Bahama Mama's.