2,000 Transportation Projects

That's how many projects the Obama administration claims to have launched with the stimulus money, countering detractors who argued that the funding couldn't be spent fast enough to have an impact.
April 13, 2009, 1pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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"Critics of the president's stimulus bill have argued that it will not pump money into the economy quickly enough, and have warned that too much money could be spent without proper checks, wasting taxpayer dollars.

The president sought to directly challenge that assertion today, saying that more projects have been started than they had projected when the bill passed two months ago.

"It isn't just the size" of the investments, Obama told the department employees, as Vice President Biden and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood stood by. "It's how quickly, efficiently and responsibly those investments have been made.""

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Published on Monday, April 13, 2009 in The Washington Post
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