Obama Offers GOP Leaders A Choice: Keep Oil Subsidies Or Rebuild America

“Mr. Boehner, Mr. McConnell, help us rebuild this bridge,” President Barack Obama declared today in front of the Brent Spence Bridge, which connects Cincinnati with the state of Kentucky. Obama’s challenge to Republican leaders Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to support legislation that would pay for the rebuilding of the outdated bridge echoed Reagan’s famous exhortation to Mikhail Gorbachev (“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”).

In his fiery speech, Obama also challenged Republicans to choose their priorities:

Would you rather keep tax loopholes for oil companies? Or do you want construction workers to have a job rebuilding our bridges?

Full story at Think Progress

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