Obama Makes Ohio Bridge Rallying Cry For Jobs Bill . . . One Problem — Bridge Isn’t Eligible For Funds From The Bill…

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Can this administration be any more incompetent?

(IBD) — The 48-year-old Brent Spence Bridge spanning the Ohio River near Cincinnati isn’t much to look at. But for President Obama, it’s become a rallying cry for his $477 billion jobs plan.

He referred to it in his Sept. 8 speech to Congress, saying “there’s a bridge that needs repair between Ohio and Kentucky that’s on one of the busiest trucking routes in North America.” And on Thursday he plans to use Brent Spence as the backdrop for another pitch for his jobs bill, which includes $27 billion in “immediate” highway spending.

But while local officials are delighted with Obama’s attention, Brent Spence might not be eligible for that jobs bill money.

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