Indeed, the economy of California is on a “bridge to nowhere,” and so is Obama’s federal spending spree which has left the state in it’s same comatose situation and American taxpayers in, well, the same harrowing fiscal situation.
Mitt Romney is delivering this assertion. Obama’s $787-billion stimulus scam has defined the federal government’s abusive fiscal role in the 21st century. And California’s infrastructure pet projects are prime examples:
The stone bridge, rebuilt with more than $150,000 of stimulus funds, crosses a river but ends abruptly on one side with an 8-foot (2.4-metre) drop to a grassy field near a Ford dealership.
“This is the absolute ‘bridge to nowhere’ if there ever was one,” Romney told a crowd of supporters. “That’s your stimulus dollars at work – a bridge that goes nowhere.”
A notorious “bridge to nowhere” that connected the Alaskan mainland with an isolated island became a symbol of congressional pork-barrel projects, spurring public outrage and leading lawmakers last year to impose a temporary ban on earmarks – special-interest projects added to major bills.
Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee, says he would cut spending and put America on the path to a balanced budget if he defeats Obama in the November 6 election. He pointed to the stimulus as an example of the president’s failed leadership.
“It is, without question, the largest one-time careless expenditure of government money in American history,” he said of the stimulus.
Interesting how the this executive and legislative swindle was supposed to keep the unemployment rate from exceeding 8 percent.