Obama Continues to Push Infrastructure Bill

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

President Obama speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House. (Alex Wong/Getty)

The Senate is set to vote on a new part of President Obama's $447 billion jobs bill which includes funding for programs to help build roads, bridges and other public works programs. The bill is likely to fail, but that has not stopped the president from continuing to campaign for its passage. Andrea Bernstein, director of the Transportation Nation project and senior correspondent for WNYC, looks at why President Obama continues to push for infrastructure despite it looking like a losing cause.

Guests:

Andrea Bernstein

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

Comments [1]

listener

It was "just the kind of thing the President said" when pushing the first stimulus package with the infamous "shovel ready" ruse that was supposed to build up infrastructure, wasn't it?

According to the NTSB the Minnesota bridge collapse was due to faulty design and not insufficient federal spending on maintenance.
Is misinformation like this essential in promoting yet another failed spending package to the public?

Aren't these just more political games and the media is dutifully cheering the sophistry?

Nov. 02 2011 11:02 AM

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