12.08.09

Comments On The President’s Tuesday Message Outlining The Creation Of New Jobs To Accelerate The Economic Recovery

“The President laid out some broad steps that he believes should be at the heart of our efforts to generate additional momentum to create new jobs.  I am pleased that he included bridge and road infrastructure among his priorities – which could help Vermont and New York accelerate construction of a new Champlain Bridge.  It is time for Congress to act on these and other ideas so that we can pick up the pace in getting our economy moving again.  I agree with President Obama’s plan to use TARP funds to pay for this in a fiscally responsible way.  Now that big Wall Street banks are paying back billions of borrowed taxpayer dollars, it is time to sharpen the focus on creating jobs on Main Street.”

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