Highway Reauthorization a “Jobs” Bill?

Chalk this up as a further example of the fact that Politics Trumps Solutions. Ray Lahood is plugging the need for a highway reauthorization bill.

The head of the nation’s transportation system said during a stop in Charleston on Monday that Republicans and Democrats in Washington could come together this year to pass a major new transportation bill.

Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood said during a speech to a group of transportation officials that the Obama administration viewed the bill as way to put Americans to work.

Highway reauthorization shouldn’t be about creating jobs, it should be about maintaining and developing our transportation infrastructure. It’s great that there is the possibility of job creation, but our transportation infrastructure has problems that need solving.