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Obama: ‘Roads and bridges’ plan will grow the economy
The Washington Examiner ^ | 8/1/12 | Charlie Spiering

Posted on 08/01/2012 10:18:47 AM PDT by Nachum

President Obama explained to a group of supporters in Ohio this afternoon that more government investments in infrastructure would help the economy grow again. Pointing out that if government continued to invest in roads and bridges, it would put more money in people’s pockets to spend. “That’s how we grow our economy.” Obama said, “If we’re investing in roads and bridges, putting some hard hats back to work, getting our steel workers back to work, they got some more money to spend, maybe they buy a new computer, maybe they decide to take a little vacation.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bridges; obama; plan; roads
Yeah, this will work
1 posted on 08/01/2012 10:18:55 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

been hearing the same crap out of sparky’s mouth for 3+ years it ain’t work yet.. keep digging sparky


2 posted on 08/01/2012 10:22:51 AM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: Nachum

Einstein’s definition of insanity springs to mind: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting Obama not to lie about the results.


3 posted on 08/01/2012 10:24:01 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)
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To: Nachum

The man is an endless river of stupid.


4 posted on 08/01/2012 10:24:24 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: Nachum
more government investments in infrastructure would help the economy grow again..... any other businessman would call it by an.......expense!!
5 posted on 08/01/2012 10:26:47 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: Nachum

What was the 750 million dollar stimulus for, again? Shovel ready jobs?


6 posted on 08/01/2012 10:27:38 AM PDT by Jaguarmike
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To: Nachum

We tried it in the 30’s, but by the 40’s it was a war that got us out. Roads in the 50’s brought new home building areas, and a building boom. Trying the 30’s all over again? Why not add a 5 year Plan too?


7 posted on 08/01/2012 10:28:04 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

What happened to the Trillion he spent already? Wait, didn’t Bill Clinton already rebuild our crumbling roads and bridges in the 1990’s? They only lasted 12 years?


8 posted on 08/01/2012 10:28:35 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Obama. Where does the money come from to pay the workers to build bridges and roads. FROM THE US TAXPAYERS YOU BRAINWASHED COMMUNIST. You create nothing that helps economic growth with this FLAWED LEFTIST THINKING. Why in the hell do you think your programs all tanked during your first term.


9 posted on 08/01/2012 10:31:56 AM PDT by spawn44 (moo)
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To: Nachum

Roads and Bridges don’t make money, and therefor cannot grow the economy. Business, commerce and Industry create and grow the economy.

So if Sparky really wanted to grow the economy he would downsize goverment and quit spending all the investment money from Business on social service, non productive ventures.

But Sparky does not like America, Freedom, Business or anything that Sparky can’t spend on himself or his friends. So if Sparky wants to build bridges, it must because Sparky’s friends are willing to give Sparky a piece of the action for some Federal Contracts.

Cause that is all that Sparky has done for three years, trade our childrens future for his Mafia buddies today.


10 posted on 08/01/2012 10:35:13 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Nachum

Who is going to pay for that, Obama?!

We are B R O K E !!!


11 posted on 08/01/2012 10:36:05 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Nachum
the first TRILLION $ obozo took for shovel ready jobs rebuilding the US infrastructure (roads, bridges, etc), about 6% of that TRILLION went to rebuild infrastructure, the rest went to prop up union pensions and expand government jobs and I'm reasonably sure some of obozo’s personal friends got some of it. HEY OBOZO, THIS PIG DOES NOT FLY.
12 posted on 08/01/2012 10:40:35 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: Nachum

Obama is recycling 2009.

What’s that definition of insanity?


13 posted on 08/01/2012 10:41:50 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Nachum
I bet Obama has some more "Shovel Ready" jobs for us too!!


14 posted on 08/01/2012 10:42:07 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Nachum

Uhhh, wasn’t that supposed to happen with the “shovel ready” jobs the stimulus was intended to provide? They need to play that clip of obama with the GE guy laughing about how the shovel ready jobs weren’t so shovel ready after all. It would make for a great ad.


15 posted on 08/01/2012 10:44:20 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Nachum

And wehre, in the name of Holy Christmas, does this Communist bastard think the money for roads and bridges comes from?


16 posted on 08/01/2012 10:46:38 AM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: Nachum

“...buy a new computer, maybe they decide to take a little vacation.”

Yeah, but NOT to Las Vegas he scolded us a while back.

At least he’s worked his way up to computers instead of doohickeys for the ailing furnace. Maybe there was a huge run on doohickeys and all the furnaces are working properly.


17 posted on 08/01/2012 10:55:08 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Nachum

You already had that chance. Instead, you used the money to keep obstructive bureaucrats in their jobs.


18 posted on 08/01/2012 10:56:49 AM PDT by expat2
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To: Nachum

Obama: ‘Roads and bridges’ plan will grow the economy

Dumba$$.


19 posted on 08/01/2012 11:11:07 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Nachum

Roads and bridges that none of us will be able to afford to drive on when his Energy Secretary achieves his stated goal of eight dollar a gallon gas.


20 posted on 08/01/2012 11:11:23 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Nachum
"Lets do some O-math today children.

First we spend $80,000 a year to hire a construction worker. Then we hope they will buy a $1000 computer ... or go on a $3000 vacation. Do you see children how that will help our economy?"

Lord Jesus come quickly ...

21 posted on 08/01/2012 11:19:10 AM PDT by dartuser ("If you are ... what you were ... then you're not.")
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To: Lion Den Dan
And wehre, in the name of Holy Christmas, does this Communist bastard think the money for roads and bridges comes from?

In Obama's world, it comes from future debt.

22 posted on 08/01/2012 12:07:06 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Nachum
Obama: ‘Roads and bridges’ plan will grow the economy

The First Moron continues...

After 45 years designing and building both private and public infrastuctures in my corner or the universe I know several things as fact.

Infrastructure is an onoing obligation of a healthy society (check out the Palestinians,) both the construction and maintenance thereof. Roads and bridges are a critical component.

Federal and State fuel taxes were instituted to address that ongoing need. That need has been criminally mismanaged and robbed for many decades now.
Politicians have been robbing those revenues to fund social engineering and growing the parasite classes.

The solution is not to increase taxes.
Just return the existing taxes to the purpose for which they were created.

Not rocket science.

23 posted on 08/01/2012 12:36:43 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Nachum

Translation: Government paid infrastructure = Union jobs and political slush contributions from forced union dues.


24 posted on 08/01/2012 12:46:16 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: American in Israel
Roads and Bridges don’t make money, and therefor cannot grow the economy. Business, commerce and Industry create and grow the economy.

He's not trying to grow the economy, he's trying to maintain full employment for union construction workers and corrupt democrat-affiliated construction companies.

25 posted on 08/01/2012 12:51:38 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: Nachum

The actual number of people employed by building roads & bridges is quite small. If you want to employ a large number of people doing this, you need to shut down the bulldozers and use shovels and horse drawn wagons.


26 posted on 08/01/2012 1:13:24 PM PDT by Western Phil
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To: Nachum

“.....maybe they decide to take a little vacation.”

Obama, you stupid son of a communist whore, I just canceled this years vacation. This will be the first time in over 40 years that we have decided not to take a travel vacation.

Instead, we’re going to stay local and go fishing.

Daily, I wish the absolute worst for that bastard in our White House, as well as every other air sucking democrat.


27 posted on 08/01/2012 1:26:14 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Nachum

“.....maybe they decide to take a little vacation.”

Obama, you stupid son of a communist whore, I just canceled this years vacation. This will be the first time in over 40 years that we have decided not to take a travel vacation.

Instead, we’re going to stay local and go fishing.

Daily, I wish the absolute worst for that bastard in our White House, as well as every other air sucking democrat.


28 posted on 08/01/2012 1:26:14 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Western Phil

you need to shut down the bulldozers and use shovels and horse drawn wagons.
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Without rashly jumping to conclusions, I may mistake you for being Chinese....

That is how they got their start.....and look at them now.

Many moons ago I was foreman on a job and one of the Superintendents came by and asked me why I was using a particular machine (Gradall) when 2 huge front end loaders would be available in the morning. I explained I was just trying to fill out the day and utilize the trucks I had.
He replied “Shut it down, send everyone home. If I was interested in appeasing the laborers I would hire a couple thousand coolies and let them walk the material to the dump”.


29 posted on 08/01/2012 1:32:03 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Jaguarmike

The 2009 stimulus would have built 1567 Golden Gate Bridges.
Where are the first dozen or so? The first ONE?

Oh, yeah... all that money had to go into public union pension funds (and back into DNC coffers, of course).


30 posted on 08/01/2012 1:40:23 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Gator113

0bama, lifelong oxygen thief.


31 posted on 08/01/2012 1:41:31 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: markman46

And where is this money coming from, our taxes, and who pays these taxes. Over 40% of the population pay no taxes so who is paying for these people to build roads and bridges, the other 60% of the population, what a joke.


32 posted on 08/01/2012 3:29:43 PM PDT by onthegulf
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