According to the most recent jobs report, youth unemployment is still in the double-digits, where it's been for many years now.
In 2013, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave America's aviation infrastructure a "D" letter grade, noting "an aviation system that was once the envy of the world is beginning to be overtaken by countries with ambitious investment programs for development of dozens of airports, and U.S. airports are no longer ranked among the world’s best by air travelers."
Earlier this year, Kevin M. Burke, president and CEO of Airports Council International North America, said "There's no question that U.S. airports suffer from an image problem globally, and the main culprit is our nation's lack of dedicated infrastructure investment, particularly in its aviation infrastructure. Many of our airports are operating well beyond the capacity for which they were originally intended several decades ago, and this is the reason why air travelers -- international and domestic -- experience crowded terminals and outdated facilities" ("U.S. airports are 'awful.' Here's the problem," CNN, April 3, 2014).
Here's an idea! Perhaps we can connect the dots--as we did during the New Deal (with, for example, the NYA & WPA)--and offer job opportunities to unemployed Americans to help create world-leading airports again! Yay!
Oh, wait.....that might threaten the tax evasion, the tax avoidance, the tax loopholes, the tax shelters, and the historically low tax rates that super-wealthy Americans are currently enjoying. Never mind. Sorry I brought it up. Let's just stick with crowded terminals, flight delays, air traffic congestion, and high youth unemployment.