Smarter Money Would Be On Main Street — Courant.com

Dec 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Legislation

After the federal bailouts were faulted for enriching Wall Street and for proving rather anemic in creating jobs, the president and congressional Democrats sent a message in choosing a name for the jobs bill they introduced this month. “It is with great enthusiasm that we present our 'Jobs for Main Street' legislation,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced last week just before the bill passed.

The new bill does reserve $8.4 billion for transit and $800 million for Amtrak. But just when U.S. real estate markets are turning to Main Street and traditional neighborhood design, Congress throws $27.5 billion at the infrastructure — road widening — that supports sprawl.

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