View Full Version : Obama takes jobs pitch to bridge on top Republicans' turf

Eric Johnson
09-22-2011, 08:27 PM


By Peter Nicholas, Washington Bureau
September 22, 2011, 5:39 p.m.

Reporting from Cincinnati— No fewer than 70,000 bridges across the country need repair, but the example President Obama highlighted Thursday stands out in one convenient political respect: It connects the states of the two Republican lawmakers who have the power to bottle up his jobs package.

Obama stood before the Brent Spence Bridge and issued a challenge to House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, prodding them to pass a jobs bill meant to create work for idle construction workers.


09-22-2011, 08:45 PM
Wasn't the 900 billion stimulus of 09 suppose to be allocated towards fixing roads and bridges? How could anyone trust this current administration to do what they say they are going to do?