Manufacturing companies do bear the brunt of responsibility to lift America back to prominence and reverse the deterioration of America's infrastructure. The majority of the problems can be resolved by this and by keeping the jobs here in America. The creation of more jobs would also help in getting these industries going again.
I think that the US Government should bear the brunt of the responsibility not the manufacturing companies, I think the US Governments needs to give clear incentives for companies to open factories and produce goods here in the US instead of going overseas where they can do it cheaper with less regulations.
Manufacturing companies can't possibly bear the entire brunt of lifting America back to prominence or reversing the deterioration of America's infrastructure, although they should play a big part and there could be excellent opportunities for them. Frankly, the government needs to be heavily involved, especially with the infrastructure. It needs to lead that, although government contracts would be a boon for manufacturing companies. America became prominent because of the regulations on manufacturing, not in spite of them.
The United States government, at the local and federal level, are responsible to revive the United States infrastructure. This is why taxation and tolls are important. This is why an infrastructure upgrade is needed on a more frequent basis. We used to lead the world in infrastructure, but now we are beginning to faulter.
To place most of the responsibility of bring America back from the brink of deterioration of its infrastructure on manufacturing companies is ridiculous. America needs to realize that it is everybody's responsibility to make sure this country becomes great again. I think that it is up to every citizen to help.