Obama Once Again Calls For the Rebuilding of American Infrastructure

Obama Once Again Calls For the Rebuilding of American Infrastructure

Obama Once Again Calls For the Rebuilding of American Infrastructure

On Monday, President Barak Obama once again discussed his plans to rebuild and improve American infrastructure.

Speaking from the Rose Garden, the President spoke of Americas crumbling infrastructure and the need to rebuild, revamp, and innovate if America is going to reclaim its place as having the best infrastructure in the world.   Obama spoke of a bipartisan group of more than 80 experts who just last week called for action and demanded a “fundamental overhaul” for how America approaches funding and building infrastructure.

The President said that American infrastructure is “woefully inefficient and it is outdated.”  He pointed to the fact that Americans spend more on transportation each year than they do on food as proof of the shortcomings in the highways, byways, air routes, and rail systems in the United States.  Obama also spoke of how we invest less than half of what Russia does and less than a third of Eastern Europe on infrastructure as a percentage of GDP.

The President called for a change, a change he says will put hundreds of thousands of Americans back to work rebuilding our highways, runways, installing high-speed railways, making a more efficient electric grid, and bringing broadband internet to communities around the country.  He called for the rebuilding of 150,000 miles of roads, the building of 4,000 new miles of railways, and the restoring of 150 miles of runways over the next six years.

President Obama said that the plan would be paid in full, and adds nothing to the national debt, saying he would work with Congress to make sure that the plan would be cost efficient and provide jobs across the country.


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