This morning I appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box alongside venture capitalist and investor Kevin O’Leary to discuss a recent federal policy proposal regarding taxes and the infrastructure bill.

It’s time to face facts fairly. Our country is falling apart — literally. Our roads and bridges are beginning to crumble from coast to coast, and it’s weighing on our economy, which will only compound over time. It’s time for us to make significant investments into our nation’s infrastructure with the understanding that we’ll see those returns significantly in the future.

We are at war with an invisible enemy and are in the middle of an economic reset. So, we have to wake up, stop dragging our feet, think with the future in mind, and realize that yesterday’s world and financial picture are gone, never to be seen again.

However, more important than anything else is that our national infrastructure rebuild must include significant investments in our most powerful asset, which is the American people. When we invest in those towards the bottom of the economic pyramid, we will do better together as a nation. It’s been done before, and we can do it again. We just have to recommit to our values and prioritize people over political commentary.

Check out my recommendation for how we can move forward and adequately move with the times in my New Marshall Plan which was published by the Milken Institute. Then check out part 1 and part 2 of my segment below, and let me know your thoughts on social media at @johnhopebryant on Instagram and Twitter.

Part 1

Part 2

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