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Obama’s Roads To Nowhere

- July 25, 2013

OBAMA HAS GIVEN COUNTLESS SPEECHES ON THE NEED FOR MORE INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

July 2013: In A Speech, Obama Will Speak About The Need To Rebuild Our Roads And Bridges. “From Galesburg, Obama planned to travel to neighboring Missouri for a similar economic speech. He was also scheduled to visit a port Jacksonville, Fla., on Thursday to call for increased spending on infrastructure.” (Darlene Superville, “Obama: Washington Took Its Eye Off Economic Ball,” The Associated Press, 7/24/13)

July 2012: In A Speech, Obama Spoke About The Need To Rebuild Our Roads And Bridges. OBAMA: “So my plan would take about half the money that we're no longer spending on war and use that to pay down the deficit -- use the other half to put people back to work rebuilding our roads, our bridges, our runways, our ports, wireless networks.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks At A Campaign Event, Jacksonville, FL, 7/19/12)

July 2011: In A Speech, Obama Spoke About The Need To Rebuild Our Roads And Bridges. OBAMA: “Let me give you some examples.  Right now, there are over a million construction workers out of work after the housing boom went bust, just as a lot of America needs rebuilding.  We connect the two by investing in rebuilding our roads and our bridges and our railways and our infrastructure.  And we could put back to work right now some of those construction workers that lost their jobs when the housing market went bust.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks On The Monthly Jobs Report, Washington, D.C., 7/8/11) 

July 2010: In A Weekly Address, Obama Boasted About His Efforts To Rebuild Our Roads And Bridges. OBAMA: “And throughout America, communities are being rebuilt by people working in hundreds of thousands of new private sector jobs repairing our roads, bridges, and railways. Our economic plan is also aimed at strengthening the middle class.” (President Barack Obama, The President's Weekly Address, Washington, D.C., 7/24/10) 

July 2009: At A Town Hall, Obama Boasted About His Efforts To Rebuild Our Roads And Bridges.  OBAMA: “These are the kinds of projects being launched across the country -- to rebuild crumbling roads and highways and bridges and waterways -- with the largest new investment in our national infrastructure since Eisenhower built the Interstate Highway System in the 1950s.  And that puts people to work right away, but it also creates a long-term, sustainable economic future.” (President Barack Obama, Remarks At A Town Hall, Washington, D.C., 7/29/09) 

President-Elect Obama Was Confident That Shovel-Ready Infrastructure Projects Would Lead Recovery And Create Jobs Immediately. OBAMA: "Now, here's what I'm confident about, that our economic recovery plan, our 21st-century investments will create jobs immediately that would not otherwise be created. We've got shovel-ready projects all across the country that governors and mayors are pleading to fund. And the minute we can get those investments to the state level, jobs are going to be created." (President-Elect Obama, Remarks Announcing Energy And Environment Team, Chicago, IL, 12/15/08)

OVER FOUR YEARS LATER, AMERICANS ARE STILL WAITING FOR RESULTS

Since Obama Took Office, Highway, Street, And Bridge Construction Jobs Have Declined By 21,400. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 7/24/13)

Since Obama Took Office, Water And Sewer System Construction Jobs Have Declined By 26,500. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 7/24/13)

Since Obama Took Office, Heavy And Civil Engineering Construction Jobs Have Declined By 8,400. (Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Accessed 7/24/13)


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