After Trillion Dollars Spent on ‘Stimulus’ Obama Whines U.S. Infrastructure is ‘Embarrassing’

Posted by on Dec 04, 2014 at 8:15 am
Barack Obama

The logical course of action would be to investigate where all the so-called stimulus money went. But that would uncover the massive scam pulled off by Obama and the Democrats.

So let’s spend some more money. That should solve things.

President Obama told corporate leaders Wednesday he was embarrassed by U.S. infrastructure that was “falling behind” countries like China who spent aggressively on construction projects.

“I’d much rather have our problems than China’s problems. That I’m confident about. On the other hand, the one thing I will say is if they need to build some stuff, they can build it,” the president said during a Q-and-A with members of the Business Roundtable. “And over time, that wears away our advantage competitively. It’s embarrassing. You know, you drive down the roads and you look at what they’re able to do.”

There you go from the deepest thinker of our time: Build stuff.

The president said that during his recent trip to China, world leaders worked out of a building that “probably put most of the conference centers here to shame.”

“They had built it in a year,” he continued. “Now, you got an authoritarian government, you know, that isn’t necessarily accountable. I understand we’re not going to do that. But if they’re able to build their ports, their airports, their smart grid, their air traffic control systems, their broadband systems with that rapidity and they’re highly superior to ours, over time that’s going to be a problem for us.”

This government is accountable? OK, then, tell us where that stimulus money went. We’ll be waiting.

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4 Responses to “After Trillion Dollars Spent on ‘Stimulus’ Obama Whines U.S. Infrastructure is ‘Embarrassing’”

  1. MrJimm on 5/05/14 at 10:09 am

    I don’t suppose China’s advantage had anything to do with lack of EPA rules, no OSHA, no unions (of course), no diversity-initiatives, etc. etc.

  2. Michael on 5/05/14 at 11:06 am

    Yes, well, they can build something in a year because they don’t have the EPA or all sorts of regulations. We can’t even get an environmental study done on a small field in that amount of time.

    Hey, Obama! You want to increase development? Get rid of the EPA.

  3. kbdabear on 5/05/14 at 11:42 am

    The Chinese also don’t put a lot of effort into quality control. Since there are no worries about ambulance chasing law firms there, they don’t have to

  4. Harun on 5/05/14 at 12:03 pm

    Every infrastructure project in China also includes a huge amount of pure graft for officials. This is why they invest in insane amounts of infrastructure that looks great, but probably is not suitable. I’ve seen second tier cities have stunning conference centers, stadiums, etc. But let’s face it, they will be underutilized and cost a lot to maintain.

    But if you’re a local official, you don’t care because you’re getting your 10% kickback and it looks impressive.

    And of course they can build these quickly. They have no rules to worry about, and they also build junk that starts falling apart in 10 years.