Obama on Energy: U.S. Must Combat Climate Change

Obama proposes "Fix-It-First" and Partnership to Rebuild America programs to fix aging bridges, road
1:39 | 02/12/13

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America's energy sector is just one part. Of an aging infrastructure badly in need of repair. Ask any -- where they'd rather locate and -- The country with -- deteriorating roads and bridges. -- one with high speed rail and Internet. Hi tech schools self healing power grids. The CEO of Siemens America a company that brought hundreds of new jobs North Carolina said if we upgrade our infrastructure. I'll bring even more jobs. And that's the attitude of lot of companies all around the world. And I know you want these job creating projects in your district I've seen all those -- comes. So. I propose a fix -- first program. The -- people who worked as soon as possible on our most urgent repairs. Like the nearly 70000. Structurally deficient bridges across the -- Had to make sure taxpayers don't shoulder the whole burden. I'm also proposing a partnership to rebuild America that attracts private capital to upgrade what our businesses need most. Modern ports to move our goods. Modern pipelines to withstand a strong. Modern schools. Worthy of our children. Let's prove there's no better place to do business here in the united states of American let's start right away.

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