Critics charge road projects will not help economy in the short term

10/30/2008 | Washington Post, The

Some critics charge that investing in infrastructure will take too long to jump-start the economy. "Changes in infrastructure spending are not an effective method of creating jobs or providing short-run fiscal stimulus to the economy," said economist Alan D. Viard. House Democrats are working on a $100 billion proposal to fund roads, bridges and schools. The package could be higher.

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