Obama on Thursday called for increased infrastructure spending in the wake of a deadly Amtrak derailment this week in Philadelphia.
“We are a growing country with a growing economy. We need to invest in the infrastructure that keeps us that way,” Obama said during a press conference at Camp David following a summit with Gulf state leaders. “That’s what great nations do.”
Obama noted that the cause of the derailment has yet to be officially determined, but said infrastructure spending should not be debated “just when something bad happens.”
Do you remember this? The $787 billion economic stimulus package was approved by Congress in February, 2009. The package was designed to quickly jump-start economic growth, and save between 900,000 to 2.3 million jobs.
This stimulus money was to be used to for shovel ready jobs to rebuild the infrastructure and stimulate the economy. The same argument as stated by Obama on Thursday was used for passage of the stimulus. We have subsequently learned that much of the money went to reward the political cronies of Obama and contributors to his campaign by funding companies that are now defunct. Even though the company went out of business, the cronies of Obama who owned the business came out very well. When Obama was asked about the shovel ready jobs he laughed and said there were no shovel ready jobs.
The Marxist will use anything to take from the achiever and self-reliant to buy votes, even human negligence that kills eight people and injures countless others. We now have a national debt of over $18 trillion. This national debt has purchased many votes for the Marxists as they continue in their quest to transform the United States into a totalitarian Marxist state. This accident is one more excuse to further that transformation and they began the argument before the bodies were removed from the scene of the argument.