President Obama's infrastructure proposal sounds pretty good. President Roosevelt did something similar with the New Deal and people worked! Quoting a CNN article I read today:
Another benefit to the bank is that it takes infrastructure decisions out of the sometimes pork-soaked hands of politicians and puts them in those of transportation experts.
"We need a source of funding for major projects that's not dependent on partisan politics," said Ken Orski, publisher of the infrastructure newsletter Innovation NewsBriefs and a former transportation official in the Nixon and Ford administrations. "This is a good idea."
But that very concept may be a source of the bank's undoing.
In addition to the usual concerns over too much spending in a time of massive deficits, the bank faces considerable opposition from Congress members concerned about their loss of power. http://money.cnn.com/2010/09/08/news/economy/infrastructure_bank/index.htm?eref=mrss_igoogle_cnnJeez, ya think? Really, Congress has concerns over their loss of power? Too bad! There are Americans who've been on unemployment for 99 weeks and are trying to figure out what they will do to feed their children next week when their benefits run out!
The economic disaster we've been living in for the last few years has gone beyond a Republican or Democrat issue and is a PEOPLE issue. People need to eat, have safe places to live and a job to support their family - doesn't really matter who drives the bus or how we get there, as long as we get there soon.
The powers that be, all branches need to stop their bickering and start doing something. Just saying that the other side is wrong isn't good enough - tell me what you are going to do to fix the problems the PEOPLE of this nation are facing or SHUT UP!