Obama channels Atrios
Not sure why he waited so long, but Obama made a speech in support of rebuilding our infrastructure that Atrios could have made, if Atrios was given to making long speeches. As it is he's written that speech many times over in the last two years, in his trademark style. Certainly he's posted something similar to this quote more than once.
But the fact remains that nearly one in five construction workers is still unemployed and needs a job. And that makes absolutely no sense at a time when there is so much of America that needs rebuilding.It was a good speech and it's great policy even if it is, once again, probably too modest a proposal. That's just Obama's style. But he is calling for major infrastructure investment. That's a change I'm willing to fight for. I just hope our President is now ready to take command in the inevitable battle.