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Now That Bridge ‘Stimulus’ Project is Over, Workers Join Ranks of the Unemployed

August 17th, 2010 by mopns · No Comments

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“I don’t think we’re going to get a second round of stimulus dollars. I think the first round did a sufficient job in cushioning the blow, but we don’t see anything that’s going to get us back up off the ground any time soon.” Leonard Toenjes, President of Associated General Contractors of St. Louis

Not to be a wet blanket on the re-opening of the Osage River Bridge, but as Mr. Toenjes clearly notes, there won’t be any more borrowed money coming out of Washington for similar make work projects – borrowed money that Governor Nixon said “our kids and  grandkids can pay off.”  And where was Jay by the way?

In this terrible Obama economy, what’s next for these construction workers? Probably a trip to the unemployment office to apply for their 99 weeks of unemployment benefits.



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