Apparently the bridge collapse is all Bush's fault.
According to some sources we have neglected the boring ol' infrastructure of the nation because the Eeeeevil Chimpy McHitlerburton has stopped taxing his rich cronies, or something. Never mind the fact that we have poured enough money into the bloated DOT over the last decades to fill every pothole in this nation with shredded hundred dollar bills and prop up every rusting, crumbling bridge with towering stacks of Sacajawea coins.
This money was all wasted on pork barrel Bridges To Nowhere and spent on business cards for a bureaucracy that would make a Byzantine blush not enough to prevent the Minneapolis disaster. Gh0d knows that a privately-accountable and profit-driven infrastructure would be infinitely more efficient step on the throats of the starveling poor.