Isn’t construction a job?
Political polarization can make some very important people say some very strange things. Here’s House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), introducing the American Energy Infrastructure Jobs Act earlier today:
This is a jobs bill. . . but NOT because it would spend money on infrastructure projects. That’s the Democrats’ view of the world, not ours. This is a jobs bill because it reforms the transportation funding process in Washington and removes government barriers that are getting in the way of job creation and long-term economic growth.
Really? The idea that hiring people to build a bridge will create jobs is only “the Democrats’ view of the world”? And Republicans believe that the way you create jobs is to “reform the transportation funding process in Washington”?
Does anyone doubt that if a Republican was president, Republicans would believe infrastructure spending could create jobs?