Transcript for Bipartisan Mayors' Group Turned Road Warriors
If you think there's something wrong when America's roads are in such disrepair we rank way behind Malaysia and Cyprus. The meet the mayors of Los Angeles Philadelphia and Mesa, Arizona who came to... See More
If you think there's something wrong when America's roads are in such disrepair we rank way behind Malaysia and Cyprus. The meet the mayors of Los Angeles Philadelphia and Mesa, Arizona who came to Washington this week -- other mayors to call for action. We call them the road warriors and there are persons of the week. -- -- America has always been freedom of being on the road again. So how was it possible -- four million miles of gleaming highway have dropped from the ending of the world. To twenty of behind Cyprus -- Malaysian -- in such poor condition they contribute to half of all auto accidents because of narrow shoulders and -- asphalt. So enter the road warriors the nation's mayors who want to shake up congress. And inspire confidence in us that those potholes and -- -- highways can be rebuilt again. Mayor Villaraigosa it -- -- rebuild. America's roads in this economy. Yes we can the worst thing you can do to -- to say you can't do something that we area where the -- out of politics and we know how to make things happen if you go to China Japan and Korea you don't have that. Tell any of those countries what you have to do if you want to compete around the world. They have two approaches ask people if they're ready to pay half a penny sales tax to get the roads in shape. And the second -- got some of those companies with a lot of money in reserve to form partnerships. One model mayor nutter says in Philadelphia. Let's when he thought he had to tell the kids there they were closing most of the city's five ice rinks enter Ed Snider business giant with an inspired idea heat. Partnered with the city of Philadelphia agreed to operate -- that we were not going to be able to open and ultimately signed a lease with us -- now operate. -- -- Three mayors who say congress stopped posturing and all of us together. Rebuilt the country we love you crazy optimists. -- people ask you what you've been drinking. The question is what are they drinking what is the congress drinking. When they don't realize that the number one issue is the economy and job creation what I love about being around -- is that mayors are doers we'd like to see the same work ethic from congress in Washington. In other words time to get us on the road again. So here's to all road warriors three -- with simple ideas to bring America back.
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