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NJ congressman sees need for speed in stimulus projects

Monday, March 23rd, 2009



By: Tom MacDonald
tmacdonald@whyy.org

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.

Transcript:
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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