The Roadmap to Recovery


The President and Vice President discuss plans to expedite Recovery Act spending on key projects over the summer to create more than 600,000 jobs. June 8, 2009.

Your thoughts? Have you seen any tangible benefits from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act in your community? What projects would you like to see go forward?

Tags: obama economic plan, President Barack Obama, US Economy, Vice President Joe Biden (all tags)

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Re: The Roadmap to Recovery

I think there will be some benefit to the stimulus spending in Iowa. For instance, stimulus funds will improve clean water infrastructure in a bunch of unsewered Iowa communities.

My main concern is that the road and bridge projects be primarily fixing what we have, rather than new construction that will fuel sprawl and increase future maintenance costs.

by desmoinesdem 2009-06-09 04:11PM | 0 recs
Re: The Roadmap to Recovery

Havent see anything here in Southern Ohio...

by BuckeyeBlogger 2009-06-09 05:10PM | 0 recs
Re: The Roadmap to Recovery

I work for a small nonprofit that does economic development work in the rural areas of Washington State.  We focus on projects that promote sustainable agriculture and alternative energy in addition to providing jobs and building the muscle of local communities.  

We've written a lot of great grants and seen no decisions yet.  It's going very slowly - we assume because the USDA is not fully staffed up yet and there is still a lot of confusion.  It's unfortunate because the work is very important, people are ready to go and the Administration needs to show that they are doing what they said they'd do.

by lynnallen 2009-06-09 09:28PM | 0 recs

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