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SarasotaRepub
09-06-2010, 09:04 AM
:rolleyes: They'll fall for anything... (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x9083516)





Change Happens (709 posts) Mon Sep-06-10 08:52 AM
Original message Obama to propose MASSIVE REBUILDING PROGRAM: RAIL, ROADS, & RUNWAYS!!!


I love it, better late than never!

Proposals to see 150,000 miles of roads, 4,000 miles of railways, 150 miles of runways constructed or rebuilt...

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The infrastructure investments are one part of a package of targeted proposals the White House is expected to announce in hopes of jump-starting the economy ahead of the November election.

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Oil firms could foot bill

Obama will also call for the creation of a permanent infrastructure bank that would focus on funding national and regional infrastructure projects. Similar to his proposal to pay for the infrastructure investments, Obama will ask lawmakers to close tax breaks for oil and gas companies and multinational corporations to pay for the plan.

Other stimulus measures the administration is considering include extending a law passed in March that exempts companies that hire unemployed workers from paying Social Security taxes on those workers through December.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39023909/ns/politics-white_... (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39023909/ns/politics-white_house) /

djones520
09-06-2010, 09:07 AM
Wait... wtf was the Stimulus for then?

SarasotaRepub
09-06-2010, 09:12 AM
Wait... wtf was the Stimulus for then?

Well...MASSIVE REBUILDING PROGRAM: RAIL, ROADS, & RUNWAYS!!!


:D

Kay
09-06-2010, 10:02 AM
This is the New New Deal.
1930's all over again.

PoliCon
09-06-2010, 10:04 AM
This is the New New Deal.
1930's all over again.

Right - and the new deal didn't build roads were they were most needed - where the job loss was the highest - nope. The new deal set up works programs were they would buy the most votes. They did the work in swing states.

warpig
09-06-2010, 10:30 AM
How does building a road in Alabama help someone without a job in Idaho?

BadCat
09-06-2010, 10:41 AM
Dimocrats...haven't learned a thing in over 100 years.

warpig
09-06-2010, 10:55 AM
Dimocrats...haven't learned a thing in over 100 years.

What they've learned is how to buy votes with our money.......:mad:

m00
09-06-2010, 10:56 AM
Obama will also call for the creation of a permanent infrastructure bank that would focus on funding national and regional infrastructure projects. Similar to his proposal to pay for the infrastructure investments, Obama will ask lawmakers to close tax breaks for oil and gas companies and multinational corporations to pay for the plan.


Wait, if oil and gas companies are paying for this, doesn't it mean they will employ less people? I think this scheme would only work if one can argue that the US government is a more efficient employer than multi-national corporations. At 400k/job, I don't see that happening.

So basically, Obama just killed a few more jobs.

Apache
09-06-2010, 11:32 AM
What good is it to rebuild infrastructure if nobody can use it? Oil companies footing the bill? More like consumers will. Fuel prices will sky rocket and people will travel less, so what's the point?


Oh, that's right, it sounds good :rolleyes:

warpig
09-06-2010, 11:34 AM
What good is it to rebuild infrastructure if nobody can use it? Oil companies footing the bill? More like consumers will. Fuel prices will sky rocket and people will travel less, so what's the point?


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That is the point.

PoliCon
09-06-2010, 11:44 AM
What good is it to rebuild infrastructure if nobody can use it? Oil companies footing the bill? More like consumers will. Fuel prices will sky rocket and people will travel less, so what's the point?


Oh, that's right, it sounds good :rolleyes:

You can't have a proper feudal system if the surfs can escape you.