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Republicans Criticize Obama Trip to Ohio Bridge Years From Being 'Shovel-Ready'

Republicans criticized President Obama ahead of his visit Thursday to a bridge in Cincinnati, saying the project he's using as a backdrop to the public push for a new jobs bill is going forward with or without the stimulus package.

GOP lawmakers also noted the project is at least four years from being shovel-ready and questioned why the president was holding his event on the Ohio side since the bridge is owned by Kentucky.

"But I respect his decision in a presidential year to do it on the Cincinnati side of the river considering the Ohio electoral votes," Rep. Geoff Davis, R-Ky., quipped.
With full funding, requirements like environmental studies would still push ground-breaking off for another four years.
"It desperately needs rebuilding, as do substandard roads and bridges all across America," White House spokeswoman Amy Brundage said. "As the two most powerful Republicans in Washington, Speaker Boehner and Senator (Mitch) McConnell can either kill this jobs bill or help the president pass it right away.

"Instead of looking for every excuse to justify doing nothing about the damaged infrastructure in their states, we believe it's in their interest and the country's interest to act as soon as possible and put people back to work."
The White House says 'Pass it right away'... 'act as soon as possible'...

...even though with full funding (even if the federal government contributes $1.9 billion, another $500 million from state and local authorities would still be needed. The project so far has only $90 million to its name), they are 4 years from being able to 'act as soon as possible' on this bridge replacement because of the environmental hurdles.

Can you same lame ass election year photo op stunt? Hell, the bridge is owned by Kentucky, but he's doing the appearance from the Ohio side because they have 20 electoral votes to Kentucky's 8.
 

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How many times do you have to get burned? Didn't we just see the Obama administration fast track a half billion dollar loan to a failing business heavily invested by democrat party doners? Stealing money from the producers in this Country and turning over to junk companies is the way to ruin. Maybe that's Obama's master plan, to ruin this Country as some sort of weird payback for they way he thought his hippie mother and alcoholic bigamist father were treated.
 
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How many times do you have to get burned? Didn't we just see the Obama administration fast track a half billion dollar loan to a failing business heavily invested by democrat party doners? Stealing money from the producers in this Country and turning over to junk companies is the way to ruin. Maybe that's Obama's master plan, to ruin this Country as some sort of weird payback for they way he thought his hippie mother and alcoholic bigamist father were treated.
while I do not disagree with the sentiments you just expressed, this is less about fraud and waste, and more about using a 'jobs bill' as a political stunt in an election year.
 

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