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Someone Tell President Obama: American Bridges Aren't "Crumbling"

McGovern Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 6:25 PM
Seems I remember somethimg about infrastructure and shovel-ready jobs from four years ago. I wonder what happened to those jobs?
wiseone Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 6:32 PM
The money went to subsidize underfunded union pension plans and solar energy companies owned by friends of Obama.

Some of it went to retool GM plants in China and the ones in the US that makes Volts.
bibleman KJV Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 6:30 PM
they are still in the works.
jimmylynn Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 6:29 PM
The labor unions let their workers sit around on their A_ss and draw their high pay, take two hour lunches, and require three workers to do one man's job. They also slowed construction to enable them to blow the budget on their projects.
Uber Dave Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 6:42 PM
I remember Slick Willie running in '92 and babbling about "repairing our infrastructure" back then...

...At the time I worked as a contract aircraft mechanic and spent a lot of time on the road in traffic slowed down by road work and thought "when are they NOT repairing the infrastructure?
President Obama has been on a blitz while pushing what seems to be an evergreen priority for Democrats these days: "infrastructure investment." In his State of the Union speech, President Obama spoke of Merica's "deteriorating roads and bridges" and proposed what he called a "Fix-It-First" program that would see the government hire construction workers to work on America's infrastructure.

This worry is overblown. The Reason Foundation put out a report this week that found America's infrastructure is in fine shape, though there's certainly work to be done.

All 50 states lowered their highway fatality rates from 1989 to 2008...