If you tend to take Obama at his word, then you might be convinced that infrastructure spending is the answer to all of America’s problems. Need more jobs? Let’s build a bridge! Need smarter kids? Let’s build a better power grid to give them high-speed internet! Need to mask the stench of Michael Moore? Let’s build wind turbines!
Well, now Barry is convinced that infrastructure investment has hit a dangerous low point, and that’s why he wants to inject billions of dollars into the nation’s transportation systems. Basically, he’d like to greenlight any project that creates a job here and a job there–unless it’s a REAL job creator like the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Yesterday, Obama stood at the site of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, a $3.9 billion dollar project that he “fast-tracked” (fast-tracking is Obama’s euphemism for saying he bypassed Congress and abused his executive authority once again). During his remarks, he blasted the GOP for blocking funding that he claims should be going towards highways, seaports, and more bridges. “Rebuilding America — that shouldn’t be a partisan issue,” Barry proclaimed, as he patted himself on the back for getting the bridge built in only a year and a half (as if he personally constructed it), when it normally would have taken 3-5 years. He also announced 11 new projects his administration is accelerating, as he continues his populist streak of picking and choosing a few feelgood ventures to distract Americans from his awful record of actual job creation.
Yay infrastructure! Can someone please build this guy a new high-speed rail system that goes straight back to his home in Chicago?
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