Published June 18, 2010
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, left, and others, delivers remarks at the groundbreaking of a road project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Friday, June 18, 2010, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP)
President Obama went to the groundbreaking of a road project in Columbus, Ohio, Friday to show that his massive stimulus package is still churning out jobs — a “good news” story that was anything but for some construction workers who were trying to figure out how to make up for the payday they lost due to the president’s visit.
The workers were told not to report to their construction project at a nearby hospital Friday, because the Secret Service was shutting it down for security reasons. They also were told that they would not get paid for the forced day off.
June 18, 2010 | Categories: Elections Politics, Government, Jobs, Most Americans Reject Socialism, New Media News, The Economy | Tags: Columbus, construction, construction workers, jobs, lost payday, no-pay visit, obama stimulus, Ohio, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood | Leave A Comment »