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Obama to Ask Congress for Cash for Roads, Bridges
AP via ABC ^

Posted on 05/14/2014 6:53:04 AM PDT by don-o

While in New York, Obama will also headline a pair of high-dollar fundraisers benefiting Democratic candidates competing in the midterm elections. He and first lady Michelle Obama will spend the night in Manhattan

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How much of NYC does this paralyze over two (not one) but two days?
1 posted on 05/14/2014 6:53:04 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

I thought we already funded “shovel ready” jobs.


2 posted on 05/14/2014 6:55:17 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: don-o
Where did 0bam$ spend our money for roads ad bridges. At about $.50 per gallon our roads shout almost be paved in gold.
3 posted on 05/14/2014 6:55:58 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: don-o
AGAIN?????
4 posted on 05/14/2014 6:56:30 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: don-o

Meanwhile he’s trying to force Rick Snyder to give Detroit unions $100 million out of infrastructure funding at the same time he’s withholding $250 million needed to prepare our side of the Detroit river for the bridge Canada wants to build.


5 posted on 05/14/2014 6:57:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: don-o
More political crap for the biggest crap head in the world, King Obama. Getting votes. He already shot hundreds of billions down the toilet.
6 posted on 05/14/2014 6:58:16 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: the anti-mahdi

Been there, done that. We, the tax-paying public, already paid once for shovel ready jobs, no need to pay twice. And no need to simply print money to pay either.


7 posted on 05/14/2014 6:59:02 AM PDT by USNA74
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To: the anti-mahdi
I thought we already funded “shovel ready” jobs.

I recently passed a street repair - a backhoe was digging and 6 men surrounding the hole leaning on their shovels. That's been usual experience on road work I see around here - 4 or five idlers per every one actually working.

Contrast that with the roofing crew I watched at my Mama's yesterday. Six man crew - constantly at work. Stayed busy and productive from dawn to dark with only a one hour lunch break. Every man had a job to do, knew how to do it, and got after it. All day long.

8 posted on 05/14/2014 7:03:46 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Republicans should be on every show saying WHERE THE HELL DID THE STIMULUS $$$$$ GO!?!?!?


9 posted on 05/14/2014 7:04:09 AM PDT by struggle
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10 posted on 05/14/2014 7:04:41 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: don-o

What happened to the first $2.5 billion ?


11 posted on 05/14/2014 7:13:01 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: don-o

Maybe “O” can try to sell us the Brooklyn bridge... he’ll be there and can use the photo op to get it done!! :)


12 posted on 05/14/2014 7:13:36 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: don-o

He just wants some pay off money for the next election


13 posted on 05/14/2014 7:28:32 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: the anti-mahdi
I thought we already funded “shovel ready” jobs.

Yeah, but the only actual shovel-ready job that got created is Jay Carney's.

14 posted on 05/14/2014 7:32:56 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: don-o

Roads are not fixed because politicians need the money for other stuff.


15 posted on 05/14/2014 7:33:15 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: don-o

We’ve been down that path, Obie. Remember... all those “shovel-ready” jobs that received all those tax dollars back in 2009 and 2010?

Oh, wait... that was a lie, too... where again did all that money go?


16 posted on 05/14/2014 7:41:16 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: don-o

Obama’s future plans include a call for sweeping federalization of the US health insurance system by implementing an affordable care act, followed by the enaction of a major overhaul of the US health insurance system in the name of affordable care. After that, he plans to enact federal laws to govern the nation’s health insurance system.


17 posted on 05/14/2014 7:57:18 AM PDT by caligatrux (...some animals are more equal than others.)
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To: mountainlion

Yeh what happened to the first $600 billion?

I can tell you what happened to some of it. Lawrenceville Highway which runs past my SD is a perfectly fine 4 lane road. No potholes etc. They repaved the whole section near us and changed the lanes and turn areas so now you can only turn into our SD going one way. If you are going the wrong way you have to go down to the intersection turn left and then another left into the other end of the SD. So now its worse.

During the construction phase the work crews getting the shovel ready jobs consisted of one white guy (American) and a crew of illegal alien Hispanics.


18 posted on 05/14/2014 7:58:23 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Same thing that will happen to any “new” money -

it’ll end up in the pockets of democrat donors.


19 posted on 05/14/2014 7:58:42 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: don-o

Yet no one will follow up his proposal with an inquiry of where the stimulus funds were spent. It was sold as infrastructure improvements, but it appears nothing was improved....


20 posted on 05/14/2014 8:00:49 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
It seems like traffic departments in Colorado may be smoking some of the states new product. They want to put Traffic Circles on US highway 287 in Ft Collins. I suppose they could get on it and like a merrygoround drive in circle until they run out of gas.
21 posted on 05/14/2014 8:02:15 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: mountainlion
That's all part of Agenda 21 ICLEI. We have a few new roundabouts (circle jerks) in North Dakota, now. One thing about them, no matter which way the wind blows, you are guaranteed snowdrifts in the intersection...
22 posted on 05/14/2014 8:08:51 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: don-o

He was given all the money needed at the beginning of his reign to re-build every highway and bridge in America. Where did it go???


23 posted on 05/14/2014 8:32:53 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: SC_Pete

Spot on that’s why we have gas taxes for road repairs oh wait it gets spent on other stuff.


24 posted on 05/14/2014 10:19:38 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz

Career politicians need money to buy votes and get re-elected. That’s their prime directive. We need term limits at al levels: local, state and federal.

Article V. is the only way to do that:

conventionofstates.com


25 posted on 05/14/2014 2:12:18 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: SC_Pete

Spot on the sooner the better.


26 posted on 05/15/2014 8:16:15 AM PDT by Vaduz
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