Listeners Respond: How to Spend $50 Billion on Infrastructure

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

All morning we've been talking about President Obama's plan to spend $50 billion on infrastructure to stimulate the economy. Takeaway listeners have some of their own ideas about the money would best be spent.

Brandolon from Dallas says:

"Biking, walking, and mass transit infrastructure, for example, would reduce reliance on the automobile, and thus the dept that comes along with it—auto loans, payday loans to pay car notes and gas, etc. All that money goes to banks and bank execs who are more likely to invest it in other nations than our own. That rationale should be key in the decision-making process."

Comments [1]

Grady Lee Howard from Edison, NJ

I could throw my tax money at those ideas, but of course we have no choice of how our tax money is used- maybe we should.

Sep. 07 2010 11:03 PM

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