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NJ congressman sees need for speed in stimulus projects

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

By: Tom MacDonald

A U.S. Congressman from New Jersey says he wants to see the stimulus program move faster. He thinks spring construction season will help people see the results of the Obama plan.

Congressman Rob Andrews traveled to a New Jersey car dealer to see how an aspect of the stimulus program is working. Car buyers can deduct the taxes paid for the vehicle. He’s hopeful a change in the weather will help more stimulus money flow to construction workers.

Andrews: “The projects are online. You’re going to see a lot on the roadways hopefully a lot of construction in the schools and that’s where we are going start to see a trigger. Hopefully the construction worker who gets a little more money in his pocket is more likely to eat in a restaurant or buy his kids clothes or a car or maybe a house and that’s how we are going to get everything stimulated.”

Congressman Andrews says he’s hoping money will trickle up from the workers to businesses. Consumer spending is a key factor in reviving the economy.

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