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Poll: Majority Of Americans Support Infrastructure Spending
cbs2la ^ | August 15, 2017 8:47 PM

Posted on 08/15/2017 8:56:46 PM PDT by BenLurkin

If Washington decides to focus on infrastructure there will be a key constituency supportive of the effort – the American people.

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The support for infrastructure spending to boost the economy includes 86 percent of urban Americans and 89 percent of rural Americans. There is also agreement in both urban and rural communities that infrastructure investments will increase jobs and improve quality of life.

(Excerpt) Read more at losangeles.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government
KEYWORDS: 2017polls; infrastructure; spending
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1 posted on 08/15/2017 8:56:46 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Yes, fix our roads, bridges, etc. Plenty of federal properties that need maintenance or replacement. Lots of shovel ready projects. Yes, Obama couldn’t find them but I am sure Trump is a bit more competent in the matter. Personally, I suggest congress give him a blank check to fix whatever needs to be fixed. Take money from Planned Parenthood, public broadcasting, etc. if needed. Take it from federally funded transgendering.


2 posted on 08/15/2017 8:59:44 PM PDT by Reno89519 (Drain the Swamp is not party specific. Lyn' Ted is still a liar, Good riddance to him.)
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To: BenLurkin

And DC politicians support *any* spending.
There’ll be no problems getting an infrastructure bill passed.


3 posted on 08/15/2017 8:59:54 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat/RINO Party!)
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There’ll be no problems getting an infrastructure bill passed.

Along with all of the riders. :p

4 posted on 08/15/2017 9:01:54 PM PDT by CatOwner
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To: mrsmith
DC politicians support *any* spending.

Yes, indeed! Truer words were never spoken.

5 posted on 08/15/2017 9:02:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin ((The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.))
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Does Infrastructure mean highways and their attaching bridges? I thought that was a local decision on how to pay for those. If it’s a federal matter, even partially, then I say do it. Every instance of heavy rains makes me thankful for well maintained drainage systems and properly filled in potholes. The wrong size of pothole can total your car very easily.


6 posted on 08/15/2017 9:04:22 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: CatOwner

You mean all the pot holes in the road?


7 posted on 08/15/2017 9:05:48 PM PDT by Patrick Henry Dichotomy
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To: Reno89519

Obammy got clobbered by the Womyn’s lobby - http://www.weeklystandard.com/no-country-for-burly-men/article/17737


8 posted on 08/15/2017 9:05:59 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: BenLurkin

Wait until the Democrats have power and define the meaning of “infrastructure”.


9 posted on 08/15/2017 9:06:04 PM PDT by allendale (.)
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To: Reno89519
Lots of shovel ready projects. Yes, Obama couldn’t find them...

The reason that the projects funded in 2009 were not shovel-ready was the fact that it can take years, even decades, to get all the environmental permits approved for project initiation. There are still vast tranches of money sitting in escrow accounts waiting to be spent when the environmental permitting process is complete. This is why Trump held that press conference. He is going to drastically curtail the process and open the way for Obama's projects to finally begin.

But that's just the beginning. Trump's curtailing means that money allocated for new projects won't have to go through the decades-long process. Money that Congress appropriates for infrastructure spending can be released much more quickly.

The press conference got a lot of headlines because Trump lambasted the Mainstream Media over fake news, but the content of the infrastructure portion of the press conference was just as important.

10 posted on 08/15/2017 9:08:42 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius available at Amazon.)
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To: allendale

Free sex change operations for everyone (to be paid for by the taxpayers, of course).


11 posted on 08/15/2017 9:10:12 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Je Suis Pepe)
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To: BenLurkin

What the hell happened to that trillion dollar Obama spent ?


12 posted on 08/15/2017 9:15:35 PM PDT by al baby (May the Forceps be with you Hi Mom Its a Joke friends)
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To: BenLurkin

Nobody asked me. Typical of so-called polls.


13 posted on 08/15/2017 9:16:01 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Islam is an ideology. It is NOT a religion.)
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To: al baby

Post #10.


14 posted on 08/15/2017 9:16:28 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius available at Amazon.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Just how many sexes are there these daze?


15 posted on 08/15/2017 9:16:41 PM PDT by Paladin2 (No spelchk nor wrong word auto substition on mobile dev. Please be intelligent and deal with it....)
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To: BenLurkin

Define “Infrastructure”


16 posted on 08/15/2017 9:17:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Highways, bridges, tunnels, airports and railroads.


17 posted on 08/15/2017 9:18:24 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius available at Amazon.)
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To: al baby

Why do you think the DC swampdwellers are rich beyond the dreams of avarice ?


18 posted on 08/15/2017 9:18:40 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Je Suis Pepe)
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To: Paladin2

64 ? You’ll have to ask some wymyn’s studies college professor or special snowflake SJW to find out.


19 posted on 08/15/2017 9:19:58 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Je Suis Pepe)
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To: BenLurkin

Now here is something the swamp critters can all agree on — more spending of your money.


20 posted on 08/15/2017 9:22:14 PM PDT by plain talk
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