More Transportation Spending: False Promises of Prosperity and Job Creation
Publication Date: April 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Ronald D. Utt
Keywords: Budget; jobs programs; job creation; Public transit
Coverage: United States
With the economy slowing and job growth declining, lobbyists are urging Congress to spend more on transportation to stimulate the economy, but creating jobs is not the same as creating value. Spending money on nearly anything will contribute to a job, but whether that job leads to the creation of products and services of broad public value is another question.