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ONCE AGAIN… Obama Dusts Off His “Crumbling Roads & Bridges” Speech in NY Today
The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/14/14 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 05/14/2014 10:24:38 AM PDT by Nachum

In November 2008 after the presidential election Barack Obama promised to fix America’s “crumbling roads and bridges” with his trillion dollar Keynesian stimulus plan.

It never happened.

(Excerpt) Read more at thegatewaypundit.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bridges; roads; speech
... repeated the exact message in 2008, 2013, and now 2014

Vids at link

1 posted on 05/14/2014 10:24:38 AM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 05/14/2014 10:25:07 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

He’s ‘Recycling’.........................gotta stay green ya know.................


3 posted on 05/14/2014 10:26:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Nachum

Next week a revisit of the vacuous “focusing like a laser on the economy” in preparation for “recovery summer version #6”.


4 posted on 05/14/2014 10:28:09 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: Red Badger

what benefit did we get from Porkulus?

As I recall, Obama said it was an emergency which required Porkulus to be passed quickly. He had been president less than a month when he signed Porkulus into law.

I think we should review what benefit we got from that law, before we run off and do something similar.


5 posted on 05/14/2014 10:29:04 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Nachum

I live in NY. Brain-dead leftist voters, many of whom are connected to the public unions absolutely LOVE this stuff. Besides “crumbling bridges” the other favorite slogan is how “kids” are suffering due to “cutbacks in education.”


6 posted on 05/14/2014 10:29:28 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Nachum

More “shovel ready” S**t?


7 posted on 05/14/2014 10:29:42 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Nachum

Another appeal for union loot.


8 posted on 05/14/2014 10:29:50 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Nachum

Wonder if he knows what gas taxes are for oh wait it goes into the general fund foe squandering.


9 posted on 05/14/2014 10:30:07 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Nachum

What about Shuttered Mills? Does he say anything this time about Shuttered Mills? I remember back in 2008 he bemoaned all the Shuttered Mills. I’m just wondering if any are still Shuttered, after all this Obamatime.


10 posted on 05/14/2014 10:30:09 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Nachum

Its springtime, can’t he focus on green shoots?


11 posted on 05/14/2014 10:30:10 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Nachum
The guy has outspent every president in history, and we still have "crumbling roads and bridges"?


12 posted on 05/14/2014 10:30:23 AM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: Common Sense 101

I was still thinking he had his laser focus on jobs. And climate change and immigration.

I thought that trillion dollar pork bill was used for all those shovel ready infrastructure jobs. At least that is what he said that time.


13 posted on 05/14/2014 10:31:01 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Dilbert San Diego

If he’s recycling his old ideas, then that means he has no new ones to show..........................


14 posted on 05/14/2014 10:32:55 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Nachum

Might as well call for “Recovery Summer”.


15 posted on 05/14/2014 10:33:48 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Nachum

You got the money for this already, idiot!


16 posted on 05/14/2014 10:34:33 AM PDT by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: Nachum

Even Hollywood would be embarrassed by this remake.


17 posted on 05/14/2014 10:34:54 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Nachum

Speaking of “crumbling roads and bridges”, remember “you didn’t build that”?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKjPI6no5ng

PHOOEY!!!!


18 posted on 05/14/2014 10:38:05 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Nachum
and the $900 + billion that the fraud said was needed for shovel ready infrastructure jobs went where?
19 posted on 05/14/2014 10:39:07 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: Nachum
Barack Obama promised to fix America’s “crumbling roads and bridges” with his trillion dollar Keynesian stimulus plan.

The decay of the infrastructure is caused by shortsighted politicians and government bureaucrats who don't allow for the destructive effects of inflation on the replacement costs of the assets they manage.As inflation pours new and additional revenues into their hands, they proceed as though the revenues were available for the expansion of government activities, and neglect the need to devote an adequate portion of them to replacement and maintenance at progressively rising prices.The result is decaying water and sewage systems, subway and rail lines, and bridges and tunnels, as well as decaying roads and highways.

And since libtards are responsible for the nexus of inflation and Keynesian government budget deficit spending, they are responsible for another perversity of result, where they end up hurting the people they are trying to help.

20 posted on 05/14/2014 10:40:39 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Nachum; All
"ONCE AGAIN…
Obama Dusts Off His
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Speech in NY Today"


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21 posted on 05/14/2014 10:44:42 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Nachum

Fixing roads and bridges is the lie democrats tell to their ‘non-elite’ white members.

It’s the equivalent of the ‘we’re gonna take care of you’ lie they give to blacks... The ‘white’ version.


22 posted on 05/14/2014 10:46:50 AM PDT by GOPJ (Obama - when will you tell radical muslims to stop clinging to their guns & religion?)
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To: tet68
More “shovel ready” S**t?

Yup. Back in 2008, when he was promising shovel ready jobs, he didn't tell us that we would be shoveling up his s**t for years to come. Everything the "O" does creates s**t.

23 posted on 05/14/2014 10:47:18 AM PDT by roadcat
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To: Nachum
For six years this pos Has been talking about roads and bridges. It's all he's capable of talking about...
24 posted on 05/14/2014 10:48:34 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Nachum

They’ve been crumbling for five years...

Where’s the beef?


25 posted on 05/14/2014 10:50:53 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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26 posted on 05/14/2014 10:53:38 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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27 posted on 05/14/2014 10:59:52 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: GOPJ
Fixing roads and bridges is the lie democrats tell to their ‘non-elite’ white members.

It sure is. I recall back in the mid '90s Slick Willie "promised" he would fix all of the crumbling infrastructure. Still waiting.

28 posted on 05/14/2014 11:00:25 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: drypowder
and the $900 + billion that the fraud said was needed for shovel ready infrastructure jobs went where?

Yeah, Barry...I gotta see some results from this $900 billion I gave you in 2009 before I let you have any more. If you did what you said you were going to do with that money back then, well, there isn't a substandard road or bridge remaining in the lower 48. That is...if you really did with that money what you said you were going to do.

If, on the other hand, you were lying to us about that all this time...well, I'm sorry, but you don't expect me to hand money over to a liar, do you?
29 posted on 05/14/2014 11:32:05 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I live in the desert of Western WA. The highway to my subdivision had a big Recovery Act sign on it while the shoulders were graded and hydromulch sprayed on it. Since it is the desert, the grass that came up quickly died, and it returned back to sandy desert soon after. It’s as if it never even happened.


30 posted on 05/14/2014 11:39:23 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Nachum

Recovery Summer 5.0....


31 posted on 05/14/2014 12:01:31 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: neodad

If only we had some kind of stimulus program.... heh


32 posted on 05/14/2014 12:02:08 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: sportutegrl
It’s as if it never even happened.

Would that the past 6 years could disappear as easily!

33 posted on 05/14/2014 12:04:58 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: PGR88
There was a Facebook post in the Lower Hud site and some minority was complaining that not enough minority workers on the Tappan Zee Project. I almost spit my coffee out so I posted “don't worry you can hire the 38k rapist, murders and drunks that Obama released”.
34 posted on 05/14/2014 12:05:06 PM PDT by angcat
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To: Nachum
Wouldn't it be amazing, just absolutely amazing, if someone in the crowd actually interrupted with "you've been promising the same things for 6 years -- where's all the money from the stimulus you said would fix this stuff?" or to that effect. And then another person chimed in, "he's right, what happened to the money?" And then more and more, feeling brave enough, stood and asked too , until finally the whole room was erupting in Americans demanding answers from this illicit buffoon of a president!

yeah, okay, I'll go finish my laundry now...

35 posted on 05/14/2014 12:09:34 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: angcat

“There was a Facebook post in the Lower Hud site and some minority was complaining that not enough minority workers on the Tappan Zee Project. I almost spit my coffee out so I posted “don’t worry you can hire the 38k rapist, murders and drunks that Obama released”.”

There are specific quotas of minorities that those contractors need to fill; the poster is full of it. What is more likely is that there are a large number of Hispanics (who may be mistaken for whites) and white women hired to fill the “token levy”. Probably twenty years ago there was a construction site brawl in NYC between groups of black and Hispanics who had shown up to fill the “token levy”; this is nothing new. These “jobs” are plum positions because they don’t have to do anything except show up and be black, Hispanic, or female; the work is done by white men. Hasn’t anyone noticed the 5’4” women in hard hats standing at contruction sites waving unnecessary flags for traffic (behind the cop car parked there to divert traffic already)? They are part of the “token levy” as well.


36 posted on 05/14/2014 12:21:43 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2
I see them all the time in PA. My other remark that I was going to write “Maybe these engineering jobs require intellect and education something illegals cannot fill”.
37 posted on 05/14/2014 12:24:45 PM PDT by angcat
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To: PGR88

“I live in NY. Brain-dead leftist voters, many of whom are connected to the public unions absolutely LOVE this stuff. Besides “crumbling bridges” the other favorite slogan is how “kids” are suffering due to “cutbacks in education.”

Same here in NJ, though many voters are now responding to the hikes in taxes these workfare programs generate. As the private sector continues to flee the area (taking taxpaying employees with it), the funds to maintain the infrastructure go with them.


38 posted on 05/14/2014 12:26:50 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: angcat

Because of the scrutiny involved in the melanin and testosterone of the workers on these projects, I think it is hard for illegals to work on these projects (as opposed to private work sites). The primary beneficiaries of these are the documented “victims” the benefit from affirmative action. When you see how much private sector union membership has shrunk in the past few decades, these jobs are among the exceptions (and probably the last holding on); these tokens are very expensive, and protected by law.


39 posted on 05/14/2014 12:32:04 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

I will check the site later to see how many death threats I received. :)


40 posted on 05/14/2014 12:40:11 PM PDT by angcat
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To: angcat

Don’t worry; nobody can defend those “workers” with a straight face...


41 posted on 05/14/2014 12:44:58 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: TigersEye
If dems 'fixed' the roads and bridges they couldn't use the lie for the next election... that could be a big problem...

So they'll never fix the roads and bridges.

And blacks will never 'get their piece of the pie'... not if dems have anything to do with it. Promises only work with longing...

42 posted on 05/14/2014 12:47:05 PM PDT by GOPJ (Obama - when will you tell radical muslims to stop clinging to their guns & religion?)
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To: GOPJ
The real kicker is that Congress allocate hundreds of billions of dollars for roads and bridges every year, Dem pres. or Pubbie pres., and yet things don't seem to get fixed very fast.

Some years ago someone posted the numbers spent during the Clinton and Bush administrations and it was huge. At that time the Dems were accusing Bush of failing to fix the infrastructure. First of all Congress sets the spending and all presidents do is squiggle their name on the bill and they always do that. Secondly the spending when Bush was pres. was far more than when Slick Willie was.

43 posted on 05/14/2014 12:56:43 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Nachum

Wasn’t that what that 1st big trillion dollars we got hosed in to giving this punk ass poser?
Shovel ready jobs? Didn’t that money too get funneled to his union backers and very little got done?


44 posted on 05/14/2014 1:21:41 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Joe Boucher
Wasn’t that what that 1st big trillion dollars we got hosed in to giving this punk ass poser? Shovel ready jobs? Didn’t that money too get funneled to his union backers and very little got done?

And that "1st big trillion dollars" got crammed into every subsequent budget -- thanks to the miracle of "baseline budgeting" -- so that we're now working on our "5th big trillion dollars". <

With zilcho to show for it -- save some richer crony capitalists and some even more insanely inflated welfare programs.

45 posted on 05/14/2014 1:32:17 PM PDT by okie01
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To: Nachum

High speed rail to places. Sorry... high speed rail from Tampa to Orlando would be slower than Amtrak...stops are planned from Tamps International Airportto downtown (5 miles), then Plant City (20 miles), Lakeland (8 miles), Haines City (25 miles), Kissimmee (10 miles) Disney (4) Orlando (6) to Orlando International Airport (6). Sorry the stops won’t make the train hit high speed.


46 posted on 05/14/2014 7:59:39 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: sportutegrl

I think you mean eastern Washington. As a transportation professional I can tell you why the roads and bridges in Washington are crumbling, it’s because they spend it all on roads and bridges for Seattle/King County! They are currently spending $6 Billion on one bridge and one tunnel while the rest of the cities and counties get next to nothing.

That $6 billion would fix or build just about every planned or current project for the next 20 years and provide excellent growth opportunities for economic investment. Instead the new buzzword is congestion management/relief. He’ll, just the annual bond payments on these two boondoggles would put a pretty big dent in this states transportation needs.

Next thing WSDOT is planning is the mileage tax to go along with all of the tolls. This should hit us in about 3-5 years.


47 posted on 05/14/2014 8:13:26 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: Nachum
Dems need to feed the Unions in time for 2014 elections.
2016 will be the same speech, and bus' full of brown-shirts.
48 posted on 05/14/2014 8:43:15 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: shotgun

Yes, I meant Eastern WA. I think I have map dyslexia, if that is a thing.


49 posted on 05/15/2014 7:23:19 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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