Things businesses don't do for themselves. (See below)


The state of American infrastructure pre-1935.

New Deal road projects put Americans to work.

New Deal roads helped businesses connect with customers.

WPA disaster relief restored transportation networks.

A WPA-built bridge.

Airports built by the WPA advanced the age of commercial aviation.

WPA trainees helped America win World War II.

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You Didn't Built That (Roads and Bridges) Yourself

July 31, 2012

Tags: Obama, Romney, "You didn't built that yourself", roads and bridges, infrastructure, public investment, taxpayer dollars

Ian Reifowitz has a nice take in July 31 HuffPo on Romney objecting to the Obama quote he takes out of context: "All President Obama is saying is that an American who builds a business nevertheless relies on the investments made by America as a society in things like schools, that educate most of us, including people who work in each and every business, and of course the roads and bridges necessary for virtually all business owners to be able to send and receive goods, and for their employees to be able to get to work, and customers to be able to get to their stores." Here's the whole thing: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ian-reifowitz/mitt-romney-each-business_b_1719054.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

The best example of what he's talking about was the New Deal's investment in public infrastructure during the Depression. The New Deal's jobs programs brought America into the 20th century. It needs to happen again, for stimulus that provides customers and the infrastructure that connects business with those customers.

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