Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama recently spoke at the Building and Constructions Trades' Annual Legislative Conference where he called for a National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank that will invest $60 billion over ten years and generate millions of new jobs. I'm encouraged to see one of the presidential hopefuls addressing the needs for increased infrastructure spending. Before I or anyone should jump on the Obama bandwagon after this declaration, I would like to see his outline as to how to accomplish this. As it is always easy to say what you intend to do, actions speak much louder than words. Still I hope this helps shed some more light on what could become a disastrous problem if not addressed. And having the highest levels of government earmark it as a a major issue has to be at least a step in the right direction. Let's just hope the momentum continues beyond the Building and Constructions Trades' conference. Watch video of speakers from the conference. Speakers included Sen. Claire McCaskill, Sen. Barack Obama, Rep. John Lewis, James Carville, Admiral Skip Bowman and John Sweeney.