As a lot of you folk know I live in the great state of Kentucky… the 6th poorest state in the nation – yeah for us! Obama has been running about touting his AMERICAN JOBS BILL – that’s not a bill because the Democrat haven’t introduced it and Louie Gohmert took the name of the bill for his own… anyway Obama is going to be in a Kentucky/Ohio today to blah, blah, blah another propaganda speech about jobs and infrastructure at the Brent Spence Bridge that Obama claims needs to be replaced right now… well it doesn’t.
Let’s check some facts… the Brent Spence Bridge is between KY and OH – but it’s not about to fall down, it’s not crumbling, it’s not in disrepair or in need of replacement, in fact it’s fine! The only problem with the bridge is the traffic volume because it is in fact a major trucking route that carries more traffic per day than it was originally designed to carry 40 years ago and Obama runs around acting as if it’s going to fall in the river at any moment – when the actual plan is to add another bridge to relieve some of the traffic volume – meaning the bridge doesn’t qualify of the jobs plan because it’s not in immediate need of repair or replacement which according to Obama his second stimulus American Jobs bill is designed to do… just like the first trillion dollar one was.
It’s nothing but a propaganda bridge.
But don’t take my word for it – others agree -
The president’s jobs bill is designed for “immediate” highway spending.
And the new $2.3 billion Cincy bridge is not scheduled to even start construction for probably four years, long after Republicans have scheduled the Obama presidency for completion.
And without delays, it wouldn’t be finished until 2022, when no one will be counting Obama’s rounds of golf.
Politicians hate these kinds of messy distractions when they pick a place to make a symbolic statement. But Brent Spence was so tempting linking, as it does, the home states of GOP House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Surely Obama is not just playing politics and making campaign stops at Boehner and McConnell’s home states on the taxpayers dime (BTW that’s a violation of Federal law). After all if it’s not a campaign stop then why is he making the speech in Ohio and not Kentucky where the bridge is 99% located? See the Ohio River is in Kentucky because we were a state when the surrounding states became states placing the northern boarder of the river as of 1792 in Kentucky… ergo the river and the bridge are in Kentucky but Ohio has more electoral vote and Obama’s chances of winning Kentucky are zero. (He lost it in 2008 when he was popular)
So nothing new here folks, Obama is out lying and ginning up division while trying to save his job.