Former GOP Congressman and current Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is increasingly frustrated with his party's refusal to address the jobs crisis facing the country. In a broad interview with The Daily Beast, Secretary LaHood takes republicans to task on a number of issues and their refusal to focus on the economy and jobs and instead work to do everything in their power to defeat President Obama.
“Republicans made a decision right after the election—don’t give Obama any victories. The heck with putting people to work, because we can score points.”
With hundreds, if not thousands, of bridges across the United States being labeled structurally deficient, LaHood doesn't understand why republicans continue to block much needed infrastructure spending.
Republicans are expected to maintain their wall of opposition to a new round of stimulus spending on infrastructure. The infrastructure bill would put thousands of people to work, says LaHood, “but because of their own personal political feelings against the president, they don’t want to hand him a victory.”
Securing our bridges. Putting thousdands of Missourians and Americans back to work. Stimulating the economy. These are all things republicans continually refuse to do, all in the name of defeating President Obama. The GOP should be ashamed of themselves.