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"Bridges need renovations. Roads need renovations. We need to lay broadband lines in rural areas. There are construction projects like these all across this country just waiting to get started and there are millions of unemployed construction workers ready to do the job. So my question to Congress is, 'What on earth are you waiting for?' Let's get to work."
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
President Obama connected the dots for what's at stake, arguing that, "...construction companies, have been hit harder by this economic crisis than almost any other industry in America." The President continued:
"And there are millions of construction workers who are still out there looking for a job. They're ready to work, but things have been a little tough. That doesn't mean that there is not plenty of construction waiting to get done in this country."
Turning his attention to the Cincinnati bridge behind him, President Obama pointed to the "Brent Spence Bridge" as an example of the need to put people back to work rebuilding and upgrading the nation's infrastructure:
"Behind us stands the Brent Spence Bridge. It's located on one of the busiest trucking routes in North America. It sees about 150,000 vehicles every single day. And it's in such poor condition that it's been labeled 'functionally obsolete.'"
President Obama returned the conversation to the American Jobs Act,
"This bill is not that complicated. It's a bill that would put people back to work rebuilding America -- repairing our roads, repairing our bridges, repairing our schools. It would lead to jobs for concrete workers like the ones here at Hilltop; jobs for construction workers and masons, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, architects, engineers, ironworkers -- put folks back to work. There is work to be done, and there are workers ready to do it."
Take a look at the rest of President Obama's speech in Cincinnati, OH:
Saturday, September 17, 2011
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