It worked once, why not again?
While I recognize that roads and bridges are important, it certainly seems that Obama does consider them to be a sort of magic wand that grows the economy. I might, rather, suggest the following:
Tax policies that affect businesses
Tariff policies that affect overseas competitors and domestic exporters.
Private capital that builds factories.
Private employers determining their own wage and benefit packages and hiring to suit those packages.
You can grow the economy. You can increase wealth. You can employ people.
Roads and Bridges do not do these things in any really meaningful way.
(And I think Barry the Destroyer knows that.)
Watch this and then guess what gaggle of asshats are America’s biggest enemies:
There is an intersection in my neighborhood at two roads with no walkways — “country roads”. The obama stimlis money paid to have wheel chair accessible curbs put in at each corner. It is a beautifully classic waste. You can roll your chair around and around the intersection, but there is ultimately no where to go and no where to come from.
Take a drive across the Ambassador bridge and you’ll understand why a second span is being built. However the Ambassador bridge is privately owned by Detroit’s biggest democrat donor and slumlord so Obama won’t be claiming that one.
I am waiting for him to claim the new international crossing since Canada is paying for that.
At the end of the day, we have more than enough infrastructure money if infrastructure was what it was actually paying for. On the bright side” Ann Arbor Michigan was approved for an $800,000 transportation grant to pave a bike path. /s.
Clinton said the same thing and “promised” to rebuild our infrastructure. Wasn’t the first trillion dollar stimulus supposed to put people to work on our infrastructure? How about the second stimulus? The fact is that hundreds of billions are allocated to infrastructure every year and have been for decades.
Wonder what they spend all the fuel tax revenue on?.
It certainly isn’t an epidemic or chicken-little proportion Obama wants to make it out to be.
Some actually are though. The Hohn Bridge where I am actually is. Thanks to democrats largely, they were letting it go to hell in order that they could tear it down and have one less easy way in and out of Milwaukee for many south side residents.
Doyle and the State DOT let it rot and fall apart. Walker now has funds allocated to repair it and it’s a priority project.
We may have less bridges crumbling than we did 20 years ago but we still have some significant bridgs crumbling. We tax payers are getting robbed and our money is not representing us. Instead, our money represents voters that don’t pay the same taxes and vote against us.
Bridges have to be in good shape. Obama has been fixing them every year since 2008.