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More Transportation Spending: False Promises of Prosperity and Job Creation

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Publication Date: April 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Ronald D. Utt

Series: Backgrounder

Topic: Transportation (Transportation policy and planning)

Keywords: Budget; jobs programs; job creation; Public transit

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

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.