CONSERVATIVES CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH, AGAIN: CONSERVATIVE BLOGGER STATES STIMULUS WENT FULLY TO INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS
Stop me if you’ve heard this before. A conservative blogger misrepresents the facts to try to score points against President Obama. This from Cluster at Blogs4Victory:
That’s right folks, our roads and bridges are still in need of repair, despite the 2009, $800 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act! Don’t those words sound great together? Who could possibly be against Reinvesting in America’s Recovery? And putting Americans back to work at the same time?? It’s a win – win. Why we were going to invest that $800 billion in rebuilding America’s infrastructure, improving deteriorating schools, and beginning the transition to green energy. What noble and heart warming causes, that only evil, backwater, troglodytes, (ie; conservatives) could possibly oppose. But alas, here we are again today, 4 years later almost to the day, and the cause continues. WE NEED TO SPEND MORE MONEY! We need to reinvest in America, don’t you know, and those obstructionist, heartless Republicans are standing in the way.
My response in comments at their house:
Once again here’s the problem with Conservatives when they have to make reasoned arguments. Cluster I know you know better but you made no effort to check your facts. The $787 billion wasn’t all allocated for infrastructure projects, only $32.109 billion was. I don’t mind doing you’re homework for you and I don’t even care if you take all the credit for it. I just would like for you to get your facts straight instead of making blanket statements to inflame your shrinking base. So you won’t make the mistake again I’ll give you two estimates of what full infrastructure repair in the US would cost. The American Society of Civil Engineers in 2009 set the repair cost at $2.2 trillion. TED-OG our economic watchdog here set the number at $2.78 trillion just last year.
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