Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Mayor Daley Talks about the Benefits for Chicago with Obama Presidency

Here is a Sun-Times article talking about Mayor Daley and the benefits he sees of a Obama Presidency. He talks about Chicago and the general country, but also talks about Obama coming from an urban environment and what that means for cities. Also, as stated many many times on Sloopin and other media vehicles, Obama would significantly help Chicago's Olympics bid.

The money quote in my opinion is when Daley talks about infrastructure:

With Obama in the White House and more Democrats in Congress, Daley just might get his wish for a modern-day version of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal.

"He's traveled all over the country. He's seen the roads and bridges. He's seen public transportation. He's seen infrastructure. And what he has seen now [is that] America has to re-invest. We rebuilt Germany and Japan. Why can't we invest in infrastructure? Infrastructure is the key. He understands that and he'll have an agenda on that because he's been talking about it for a couple of years now," Daley said.
Although he's talking about the entire country, one potential benefactor could be the CTA. This might be a little optimistic though...

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