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Obama Infrastructure

Amanda Terkel

Obama Seeks To Restore Crumbling Federal Buildings

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At the IRS building in Chamblee, Ga., much of the parking lot sits roped off and neglected, with structural deficiencies making it unsaf...

Obama Unveiling New Infrastructure Plan

Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $300 billion to update the nation's roads and railways. Obama plans to make the p...

Bureaucratic Ineptitude

Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr. | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Lt. Gen. Clarence E. McKnight Jr.

Our critical infrastructure has not received the attention it needs for decades and as a result today our efforts to rejuvenate economic growth are compromised by clogged highways and railroads, unsafe bridges, inadequate airports and outmoded river locks and harbors.

Sam Stein

Sorry Acela Elites, This Budget Deal Is Not For You

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Amtrak riders who live in the infamous Acela corridor lost out in the bipartisan budget deal reached between House and Senate approp...

Sam Stein

Obama's Vision For High-Speed Rail Is In Danger Of Stalling Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an auditorium inside the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on a mid-April day in 2009, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe ...

Obama Promoting Key Agenda Plan

Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will promote a plan to create jobs by attracting private investment in hi...

Highways, Flyways and Personal Freedom

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Most Americans have long forgotten that the roads we all take for granted have a rich history that reverberates even today in the current budget debacle and fight over sequestration.

A National Infrastructure Bank

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
Jerry Jasinowski

Our economy is built upon our infrastructure that is in clear need of investment. And that investment will create jobs in a time when new jobs are hard to find.

Hey, House GOP: We Need to (Re)Build Bridges, Not Burn Them

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

Here we have an investment that would repair the beating heart of America -- its roads, airports, bridges, transit systems and energy grid -- and House Republicans would rather skip it and go golfing with their funders.

Chris Kirkham

Why Obama's Promise Won't Deliver

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 02.14.2013 | Business

In terms of rhetoric, President Obama's latest State of the Union address offered an ambitious call to action, aiming for no less than the restoration...

Sam Stein

In Exit Interview, Ray LaHood Warns Congress To Loosen The Purse Strings

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leaving what he called "the best job I've ever had," Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood took some parting shots at lawmakers, mainly hi...

Unemployment: Why Still So High?

Harlan Green | Posted 03.08.2013 | Business
Harlan Green

What will bring U.S. back to full employment is a big question among economists. The problem is that the 155,000 new jobs per month in 2012 isn't enough to either absorb new entrants, or those that have lost jobs. Only the investment of more money grows a sluggish economy.

Obama Slams GOP Priorities

AP | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is rallying union workers by painting a bleak portrait of America's infrastructure. He blames Republicans fo...

Obama's Not So New Deal

Tom Silva | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Tom Silva

The truth is that top-down government spending is as old as capitalism and not an invention that starts with Roosevelt and the WPA of the 1930s.

Matt Sledge

Infrastructure Problems In U.S. Go Far Beyond Dollars

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- When travelers from abroad come to this city, the financial and cultural capital of the world's richest nation, two dilapidated and depres...

Arthur Delaney

Jobless Protesters Occupy Mitch McConnell's Office As Congress Dithers On Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Roughly 30 jobless protesters from D.C. neighborhoods occupied Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's office in the Russell Senate Off...

Why It's Time to Declare War on Unemployment

Marc H. Morial | Posted 11.14.2011 | Black Voices
Marc H. Morial

Just as Lyndon Johnson would declare War on Poverty, just Nixon would declare War on Drugs, just as Bush would declare War on Terrorism, it is time for this country declare War on Unemployment.

Sam Stein

Republican Jobs Proposal Gets Law Wrong, Transportation Department Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the Republican Party's suggestions for how to create infrastructure jobs without spending a dime is unlikely to produce much of a...

Sam Stein

Obama To Call For Extension Of Transportation Funds Currently Set To Expire

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As part of an effort to spur additional job creation, the Obama administration will push Congress to keep surface transportation spendin...

Our Crumbling Infrastructure: This Time, It's Personal

Jared Bernstein | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

To ignore needed public investments based on anti-spending ideology is to create an infrastructure deficit much more worrisome and damaging to the long-term economic well-being of this nation than the federal budget deficit.

A Sputnik Moment for Smart Growth

Geoffrey Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Anderson

In his State of the Union address, President Obama laid out strategies for better education, better energy production, better transportation and better job creation. All of these strategies are key to a stronger American economy.

Will Obama's Plan for Fixing America's Transportation Infrastructure Be Enough?

Robert Puentes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Puentes

President Obama's plan for fixing America's badly-worn transportation infrastructure is not, as some critics have asserted, simply throwing more taxpayer money down the rabbit hole.

Michael Bennet Opposed Obama's Proposed $50 Billion Infrastructure

POLITICO | MEREDITH SHINER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), a politically vulnerable Democratic senator, is bailing on President Barack Obama's $50 billion infrastructure spending...

What a Second Stimulus Should -- and Shouldn't -- Look Like

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Sure, it's great that the president is talking about spending $50 billion on infrastructure. But when $50 billion is put up against double that amount in corporate tax cuts, it seems the administration's priorities are all screwed up.

$50B Infrastructure Plan: Make it Open Source and Transparent

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cameron Sinclair

Obama noted this plan "will change the way Washington spends your tax dollars." Given it's our tax dollars, I want to make a request. Let's have an online system through which the government can articulate success to the broader population.