60 JObs

Discussion in 'Politics' started by dougcs, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. "(CNN) -- President Obama said Tuesday that the country already is "seeing shovels hit the ground" on the first infrastructure repair project funded through the Transportation Department's share of the $787 billion stimulus bill.

    Workers mark where repairs are needed on Maryland Route 650.

    1 of 2 Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said, "The work begins today in Montgomery County, Maryland, where a work crew is starting on a project to resurface Maryland State Highway 650 -- a very busy road that has not been fully repaired in 17 years."

    The resurfacing contract is going to a Pennsylvania-based family-owned company, America Infrastructure, LaHood said.

    He said the project will support 60 jobs. "And that's how we're going to get the country back on its feet," LaHood added."

    Wow, 60 jobs down and about 3,499,040 more to go; that stimulus package is working.