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Obama renews call for $50B in
new spending on roads, bridges

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Keith Laing

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/20/2013 1:51:04 PM

President Obama on Wednesday renewed his call for Congress to spend $50 billion to improve the nation´s roads and infrastructure. The proposal is a repackaging of Obama proposals from his 2011 "American Jobs Act" and he previewed it in last week´s State of the Union address. The White House outlined the plan in a press release Wednesday, saying Obama wants to spend $40 billion on “most urgent upgrades” to highways, bridges, public transportation systems and airports. The remaining $10 billion of the plan would go toward

You certainly can´t miss the supreme irony here while he screams and wails about sequestration. I don´t even know what to say anymore about the insanity coming from 0bama.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Really?, 2/20/2013 1:59:50 PM     (No. 9187042)

And it does not add a dime to the deficit, right ?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/20/2013 2:00:36 PM     (No. 9187044)

Obama, you already did that with TARP, didn´t you? Obama, will you be available for the GAO auditors to examine those TARP expenditures next week? Taxpayers need to know that their TARP money went to roads and bridges.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: god of irony, 2/20/2013 2:00:47 PM     (No. 9187045)

DOD just within the last couple of hours announced there will be furloughs. Come on RNC, fight!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: horacer, 2/20/2013 2:01:27 PM     (No. 9187048)

The remaining ten billion would go to the national infrastructure bank where it will be laundered and used to finance Democrats. 2 billion will be used for Mooch´s lobster habit.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: corndoggies, 2/20/2013 2:02:57 PM     (No. 9187052)

Isn´t that what the fuel taxes are for?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lydwho, 2/20/2013 2:04:23 PM     (No. 9187059)

He wants to build a 4 lane super highway direct from Mexico to Chicago to facilitate all his new voters!!1


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Reply 7 - Posted by: Pearson365, 2/20/2013 2:22:48 PM     (No. 9187116)

The sight of Barry Obama with a chromed shovel, hard hat with presidential seal and mom jeans turns on both Chrissy Matthews and Reggie Love. "We just love it when he pretends to push the shovel into the ground. So Village People."

The President to No Where wants to take us all there.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 2/20/2013 2:30:19 PM     (No. 9187131)

We need to maintain and improve our infrastructure. Just a couple of questions. How much of it is going to blue states and also how much is going to BHO donors? How was the $50 billion arrived at? Where will the $50 billion come from? Make up a list and send it to the House for line item approval.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 2/20/2013 2:32:29 PM     (No. 9187134)

Tell him to get a pick and shovel and build his own road. That way he would have no time left to spend the Country into oblivion.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: roger h. cook,MD, 2/20/2013 2:32:45 PM     (No. 9187135)

Why not call it The WPA , FDR lives!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 2/20/2013 2:47:32 PM     (No. 9187173)

"Shovel-ready" jobs? The only thing that is "shovel-ready" from this Administration is all the BS they keep turning out.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Safari Man, 2/20/2013 2:58:50 PM     (No. 9187191)

These are the things that government is supposed to be doing -- the things that Barry said "you didn´t build". We raise enough revenue to pay for this hundreds of times over. But its all frittered away on social spending, which government should NOT be doing. We tax payers don´t object to paying our "fair share" for roads, when necessary, but to tell us we don´t pay our fair share and we "didn´t build that" when it comes to social spending is a slap in the face.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: xcergy, 2/20/2013 3:12:17 PM     (No. 9187221)

#5 Which has not been raised in over 20 years. Building roads/bridges cost more today than back then. Raising gas tax $.05 would not be a bad thing. In WY, a total RED state, just raised theirs $.10. What happened to ´no new taxes´?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: KTWO, 2/20/2013 3:15:28 PM     (No. 9187224)

That Keystone pipeline is shovel ready.

And we should put $10b into a vaguely defined fund controlled by Obama and his cronies?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: provide, 2/20/2013 3:38:12 PM     (No. 9187277)

Call, call, call for Phillip Morr-rize.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: chicodon, 2/20/2013 3:49:04 PM     (No. 9187303)

We´ve all driven by roads and bridges under construction. Maybe 40 to 50 people max (all union) doing the actual work. Maybe Obama thinks we do these things like a 3rd world country. Road gangs building the whole thing with picks, shovels and wheelbarrows. The real winners are unions, equipment, concrete and steel companies (his donors).

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Penney, 2/20/2013 3:49:07 PM     (No. 9187304)

There he goes again! ...The dem pols routinely divert taxpayer´s money from their taxpayer entrustd responsibilities of maintaining & upgrading America´s infrastructure, to instead, engrandizing their cronies & pet social manipulation projects. Then, when the infrastructure inevitably breaks down, the dem pols are eager to once again demand raising taxes in order to rebuild the crumbling roads, bridges, etc, ...& sewer system as is the case in KC. Yada, yada, yada, the beat goes on ad nauseum.

This routine dem ploy to raise taxes is their party´s standard circular tax policy, -their modus opperandi over the years, due to their dishonorable, sometimes dishonest, and totally irresponsible misplaced priorities. The dem pols simply ignore their own oaths of office because their priorities for getting elected are skewed from the git/go. America the Beautiful and that for which it stands deserves far better!

dem pols have no shame

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Reply 18 - Posted by: enuf8, 2/20/2013 4:00:30 PM     (No. 9187329)

If funds used to purchase all those signs that said "Stimulus at Work" perhaps the infrastructure and roads would have been improved.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 2/20/2013 4:02:15 PM     (No. 9187338)

I bet the projects are all "Shovel Ready" just as much as they were four years ago.

By the way - what happened to the stimulus money King Obama was going to spend on "America´s Infrastructure"?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 2/20/2013 4:03:45 PM     (No. 9187343)

More spending, higher taxes on to the great Oconomy

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Reply 21 - Posted by: woodsman, 2/20/2013 4:38:49 PM     (No. 9187444)

Wasn´t the last 787 BILLION in addition to the various highway bills supposed to handle that?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: ocjim, 2/20/2013 4:48:03 PM     (No. 9187468)

Hold your horses, Barry. How much is collected via the gas tax and what is it being spent on?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 2/20/2013 4:52:18 PM     (No. 9187479)

and all will be done by union labor

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Reply 24 - Posted by: vesicant, 2/20/2013 4:58:58 PM     (No. 9187498)

Since the Chinese are providing the money, do they get to design-in the weak spots and shaped charge mounting brackets for WW III?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: slrobi, 2/20/2013 5:25:49 PM     (No. 9187536)

What the hell? I thought the $787 billion Stimulus was supposed to take care of roads and bridges?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: uno, 2/20/2013 5:51:36 PM     (No. 9187590)

The Obamboozler´s gotta be wondering "Good God, what does it take to break the bank in this den of dastardly Capitalism!"

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 2/20/2013 6:00:09 PM     (No. 9187609)

If Obe would get his butt out of the clouds and take a real bus trip he would soon learn that road and bridges along with choo choo train rails are not pick and shovel ready jobs.
Let us suggest the one highway from northern to mid Idaho through constricting mountain passes as his moving classroom.
Of course he could try southern Idaho areas too where Bannock county alone has 42 mountain peaks.
If he is lucky he can experience a rock or snow slide along the w ay.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: judy, 2/20/2013 6:10:08 PM     (No. 9187618)

He did the same in 2008 with the stimulas funds & all we got were highway signs...obama signs..

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Muguy, 2/20/2013 6:15:55 PM     (No. 9187629)

More graft money for his union friends!

Not one more penny!

He needs to be called out on this!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Hardright, 2/20/2013 8:47:54 PM     (No. 9187818)

We don´t need to spend $50B on roads and bridges. Who in the hell can afford the gas to go anywhere.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: RUReadyY3K, 2/20/2013 8:58:28 PM     (No. 9187828)

If the Republicans capitulate and the sequester does not occur, then I´m sorry to say I will not be voting for Republicans on any level -local, state or National. My Republican Congressman won´t be getting my vote even if he is against the capitulation. What´s the point if the party has feet of clay?

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