Skip to comments.White House White Board: Vice President Biden on Rebuild America (Video)
Posted on 07/26/2014 9:54:27 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
It's Time to Rebuild America with a new stimulus package.
In this installment of the White House White Board series, Vice President Biden takes the pen and discusses the importance of transportation infrastructure investment in America.
Our nation's infrastructure has long been our economic backbone a symbol for our might and dynamism.
But we've been investing in it less and less and right now, we have some work to do.
Over the years, as our transportation spending has gone down, congestion and maintenance backlogs have gone up.
65% of our roads are rated in less than good condition.
25% of our bridges require significant repair or can't handle today's traffic.
45% of Americans lack access to transit.
And we're falling behind our competitors internationally as a result.
Let's fix it.
The President's plan would rebuild our roads and bridges in a smarter, more responsible way while supporting millions of jobs will mean:
Providing the certainty that cities, states, and private investors need to break ground on major projects.
Increasing investments by 38 percent over four years to better meet the needs of a growing population.
Reforming our programs to make sure we're prioritizing projects not based on politics but on how much good they'd do.
Want to learn more? The White House released a report detailing the long-term benefits of investing in our transportation now -- and why our current infrastructure sector is more ready than ever for these investments.
(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...
“Reforming our projects to make sure our priorities aren’t political ... blah blah”
A little elbow in the economy-sized governor’s side?
But he’s Democrat, right? No? OK! SloJo
Hey Barry! Rimshot is loose again!
Is Obama going to push Joe against Hillary!? The Democrats couldn’t find two more effective candidates. </s>
45% of Americans lack access to traffic?
I think he means mass transit. YOu know, that massive hole in the ground that drives a few people via bus for a pittance while losing money to the UNION.
Could you explain to me,why in any sense of human decency should we listen to this human maggott,walking and talking
I know he does. We’re less than halfway to their Agenda 21 goals.
Did you say Agenda 21?
Here it is: http://clubfordegrowth.org/
Ha ha—I thought that must be a parody site until I clicked through to a Worldwatch blog defining “degrowth”.
I’m not for destroying the earth and I think the line of economic thinking that requires economies to always grow their populations, literally a pyramid scheme, in order to fund previous generations’ retirements is misguided.
But this is beyond ridiculous!
That’s a great graphic!
Thanks. I think that a very tough “build the fence now!” bill in congress would be a tremendous acid test for the November election.
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