Obama’s Jobs Plan: More Bridges To Nowhere.
If today’s Labor Day speech in Detroit is indeed a preview of the President’s jobs plan that is to be rolled out Thursday evening; prepare to be disappointed. So building roads and bridges is going to be the foundation for spring boarding our national job creation drive? This is the plan that has been worked on feverishly for weeks by staff? Obama’s jobs plan is full of bridges to nowhere.
~Obama, Labor Day 2011. Detroit, Michigan. “We’ve got roads and bridges across the country that needs rebuilding,” Obama said. “We’ve got private companies with equipment and manpower. We’ve got more than 1 million unemployed construction workers ready to get dirty. There is work to be done and workers to do it. We just need Congress to get on board.”
~Obama, Labor Day 2010. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ”The infrastructure job plan will “create jobs immediately” and rebuild 150,000 miles of road; build and maintain 4,000 miles of rail; and rehabilitate or reconstruct runways. It will also modernize the air traffic control system.”
~Obama, Labor Day 2009. Cincinnati, Ohio. “So our Recovery plan is working. The financial system has been saved from collapse. Home sales are up. We’re seeing signs of life in the auto industry. Business investment is starting to stabilize. For the first time in 18 months, we’re seeing growth in manufacturing.’
~Obama, October 13, 2008. Toledo, Ohio. “We’ll create 2 million jobs by rebuilding our crumbling roads, schools and bridges,” where he outlined his plan for reviving the economy.