President Obama will visit Ohio today using the Brent Spence bridge as a nice political background for a campaign speech. The tri-state region is united around the fact that our aging bridge needs to be replaced. The bridge is important to the economic vitality of this area. But, the President and his team know that this bridge is years away from completion and has nothing to do with creating jobs. Today's L.A. Times online said it best: "Obama touts his jobs plan at an Ohio bridge that won't qualify. President Obama chose this bridge and this location because he recognizes that his political future is bleak and his reelection chances are slim. He comes to the critical swing state of Ohio to campaign--not to help our region or to create jobs. As is typical of big spending Democrats, he is dangling the prospect of a shiny new bridge to our community hoping to entice voters. I believe the voters of Southwest Ohio will see clear through this political stunt. President Obama should stop the campaign and return to Washington and begin serious discussions with Congress to rectify the serious fiscal challenges our nation faces."
He praises Obama for his visit to the Brent Spence Bridge in Cincinnati and his proposal to spend $50 billion in taxpayer's money to repair it. He calls the bridge "functionally obsolete". He thinks that this will create "hundreds of thousands of jobs across the country". But, he claims, that Boehner, Chabot, and Schmidt are against allowing the good American people to have these jobs. He accuses them of being in favor of "millionaire tax giveaways".