Congressman Geoff Davis writes about improving America’s infrastructure in his weekly column:
Last week, President Obama visited the greater Northern Kentucky area to rally support for his bill, the American Jobs Act. The President claims his bill will get Americans back to work in part by funding critical infrastructure needs.
The President used the Brent Spence Bridge as the backdrop for his speech. This functionally obsolete corridor between Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati is also a major commercial artery connecting the Great Lakes with the Gulf of Mexico. It is out of date and over-capacity and must be replaced for our economy and our safety. Unfortunately, nothing in the President’s proposed legislation necessarily helps us to build a new bridge.
According to Transportation Weekly, under the President’s plan, Kentucky would receive $422 million for highway spending and Ohio would receive $900 million. Even if both States dedicated all of their funds to this one project, this is far short of the estimated $2.3 billion price to complete the project.
What sticks out at us is his bogus claim:
Duplicative and burdensome regulations are another factor holding back both infrastructure improvement and job creation.
Because the facts show regulation does not hinder job creation. That’s a mouth-breather talking point.
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