Which is in greater need of repair—the pothole-riddled nation's highways or underfunded corporate pension funds?
According to Congress, which last month approved a $10.8 billion patch to prevent the Highway Trust Fund from veering into insolvency, the answer is potholes.
The White House on Wednesday held up the short-term fix as an example of congressional gridlock, as Vice President Joseph Biden ripped Congress for kicking the Highway Trust Fund can just a few miles down the road.
"Hell, Congress can't even decide on a gas tax to keep the highway system going," he said.
But even the White House has stopped short of proposing a hike in the 18.4-cent a gallon federal gas tax—last raised in 1993.