Transportation Funding Gets a Serious Boost with Proposed $304 Billion Plan
Hoping to get a bipartisan support, President Obama proposed a $304 billion plan to increase federal spending in the field of transportation.
In an address given at the Union Depot train station in St. Paul, Minnesota the president promised to “close wasteful tax loopholes, lower tax rates for businesses that create jobs here at home, stop rewarding companies for sending jobs to other countries, and use the money we save to create good jobs with good wages rebuilding America.”
Part of the plan includes a $600 million increase in TIGER grants, which has so far awarded “awarded $3.5 billion to 270 projects in all 50 states”.
But even if he doesn’t receive bipartison support, President Obama is determined to follow through on his plan idependently, because he feels areas such as infrastructures should not be a “partisan issue”. He also reminded the audience that if a transportation is not passed as soon as possible, the problems could begin to emmerge as soon as this summer.
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