Over 2-1/2 years ago Obama signed off on 787 BILLION dollars. Billions of which were to go to shovel ready road and bridge projects--in an effort to immediately get the economy moving. Obama was asked this today? Didn't you understand about the permit process that goes along with road and bridge work? Obama with a chuckle-answered--well those shovel ready projects weren't as shovel ready as we thought. It appears that our Harvard graduate--community organizer--most intellectual President didn’t know that it takes years of engineering and design in order to obtain permits before the 1st shovel goes into the ground. He doesn't appear to understand that what took thousands of men with shovels back in the 1930’s can now be done with a couple of heavy equipment operators. Most construction trades today are licensed to do specific work. IOW you can’t take a guy off the street tell him to jump into a backhoe and dig. Furthermore--all this of this road and bridge work is centered around getting men back to work. Back in the 1930’s women rarely worked. Today they are ½ of the work force--who typically don’t do road and bridge work. In essence--we have a President that tried to build a bridge into the 1930's with his economic revival policies--and it has failed. 1st time unemployment claims jumped again last week.