President Obama, looking for ways to jump-start the sagging economy and create new jobs, called on Congress on Monday to approve a far - reaching plan to rebuild and modernize the nation's transportation networks - roads, rail and airport runways — over the next six years.Republicans are expected to block this every step of the way, because, well, Republicans are evil. And stupid as David Cross explains:
With Democrats facing increasingly bleak re-election prospects, Mr. Obama used a Labor Day visit to a union festival here to lay out the plan, which the White House says could begin creating jobs as early as 2011 if Congress moves quickly. But prospects for a hasty passage seem unlikely, given that lawmakers have only a few weeks before they go home to campaign and Republicans have little interest in giving Democrats any pre-election legislative victories.
"Over the next six years," Mr. Obama promised "we are going to rebuild 150,000 miles of our roads — that's enough to circle the world six times; that's a lot of road. We’re going to lay and maintain 4,000 miles of our railways - enough to stretch coast-to-coast. We’re going to restore 150 miles of runways and advance a next-generation air-traffic control system to reduce travel time and delays for American travelers - I think everybody can agree on that."
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Well FINALLY! I've been saying we need a jobs program for two years now and Obama has come through.
Posted by Nancy