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Obama's Ironic Lie About an American Icon

Stan_in_Texas Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 10:30 AM
The Inflation Calculator by the Bureau of Labor Statistics said it should only cost $507M in todays dollars to build it. Of course that doesn't take into account the waste and inefficiency introduced by the government being involved. My guess is $50Billion wouldn't touch it.
activated Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 4:41 PM
And if the gov was involved in building it, it would have gone to the lowest bidder, and with the money spent padding the pockets of the gov officals, then the contractor would have had to cut costs and the bridge would have collapsed years ago

To justify expanding the power of the federal government and increasing the burden of debt on federal taxpayers, President Barack Obama has repeatedly lied about a peerless icon of America's pioneering spirit -- the Golden Gate Bridge.

"During the Great Depression, America built the Hoover Dam and the Golden Gate Bridge," Obama said in his January State of the Union Address. "After World War II, we connected our states with a system of highways. Democratic and Republican administrations invested in great projects that benefited everybody, from the workers who built them to the businesses that still use them today."