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All Posts Tagged With: "Barack Obama"

THE DIG
The Take Away: ‘The nation is heading towards a transit crisis’

Blueprint America correspondent Rick Karr talks with The Take Away on public radio about the operating budget shortfall common to most of America’s mass transit systems, and if Congress’ stimulus plan will be able to help.

Feb 17th, 2009

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [MAP] Major mass transit operating budgets

A look at America's top mass transit systems - from budget deficits to finding new revenue sources to how agencies will manage both. Also, find out how each agency plans to use federal funds from the economic stimulus.

Feb 13th, 2009

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [VIDEO] Stimulus Roadblock?

President Barack Obama's stimulus money is about to be distributed, but will it be spent in the way it is intended?One alarming example: Mass transit. Cities and states, strapped for money, are cutting back on mass transit even as it becomes more popular with Americans. At the same time, President Obama is calling for increased mass transit as a necessary step toward energy independence.Blueprint America -- with NOW on PBS -- reports from North Carolina to see what the future holds for the country's mass transit systems in these financial times.

Feb 13th, 2009

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [REPORT] Infrastructure of the stimulus plan: Overall public works spending

What has often been referenced as a new New Deal, similar to initiatives instituted during the Great Depression, the following is a breakdown of federal funds from Congress' economic stimulus devoted to projects or spending that is related to or will affect infrastructure in the U.S.

Feb 12th, 2009

THE DIG
‘But it’s a good start.’ Obama’s economic stimulus plan

What is almost gone from the stimulus discussion now is infrastructure. After months of talk of a new New Deal and putting people back to work with public works spending while, at the same time, building a new America, the focus of the stimulus bill has been shifted to tax breaks for home builders, new-car buyers and manufacturers, spending cuts for state governments, and a limit to executive bonus pay.

Feb 11th, 2009

THE DIG
After the Senate compromise: Obama’s economic stimulus

The Senate agreed on a scaled-down economic stimulus bill on Friday when three Republicans said they would back the reworked legislation.

Feb 9th, 2009

THE DIG
In post-partisan era, bipartisan opposition to Obama’s stimulus

President Barack Obama has brought change to Washington, D.C. In this newly declared post-partisan era of politics, there is growing bipartisan opposition to the President’s economic stimulus package.

Feb 6th, 2009

THE DIG
A world of infrastructure trouble

As Washington considers a nearly $1 trillion economic stimulus bill to combat an increasing recession, with billions going to public works projects, governments worldwide will, at the same time, spend as much as $1.5 trillion annually for the next 20 years to make up for a lack of similar spending on infrastructure in years past.

Feb 6th, 2009

THE DIG
‘Buy American’

As Americans have slashed consumer spending, congressional Democrats want to buy American with stimulus spending.

Feb 4th, 2009

THE DIG
America falling down: American Society of Civil Engineers 2009 Report Card

In order to have an impact on the American Recovery and Reinvestment bill, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its 2009 Report Card for America's Infrastructure. Still, as the bill goes through Congress, little has been done to ensure that proper oversight will be applied to the funds devoted to spending.

Jan 28th, 2009

THE DIG
But, when will it work? The American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill of 2009

America lost 524,000 jobs in December. The unemployment rate, at the same time, is at a 16-year-high of 7.2 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. There are currently 11.1 million unemployed throughout the country, which is nearly double the number out of work at the start of the economic recession a year ago.President Barack Obama has promised to sustain Americans in these hard times with an $825 billion economic stimulus package – the American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill of 2009.

Jan 23rd, 2009
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