January 14, 2022

Biden talks about actual bridges, not "infrastructure"

 Sam Smith - Was startled to see Joe Biden talking about bridge repair rather than "infrastructure"  in a manner we have been suggesting for some time. He made the matter come alive as is clear in this CNN excerpt:

Biden spoke about bridges he has personally visited in New Hampshire, New Jersey and Louisiana that are in need of repairs and stressed the important role bridges play in communities. The President visited several bridges as he attempted to sell his infrastructure law, which ultimately passed Congress with support from both Republicans and Democrats, to the American people.

"People have written me about bridges they depend on," Biden said. "One man told me that the bridge he traveled on every day is a tragedy waiting to happen. One woman wrote that a bridge near the center of her town had to be closed and now drivers and tourists bypass downtown, consequently devastating local businesses."

The President said: "One person wrote to me to say 'This is your chance to show the people in my area that they matter to you.' "

"I hear you. I hear you," Biden continued. "You do matter to me, and we are going to get it done."

There are more than 43,000 bridges in poor condition across the country, according to 2021 data from the National Bridge Inventory.  

This is the way politicians used to talk about issues. 

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