Don’t Know Much About History


In the same speech in which he told small business owners that they didn’t create their business but that federal government “investments” did, President Obama said, “That’s how we built the Golden Gate Bridge and the Hoover Dam.”

That’s only half true. The federal government did build Hoover Dam. However, the Golden Gate Bridge was funded by a $35 million dollar bond issue by the six counties in the Golden Gate Bridge District. It was a state-authorized project built by a partnership of local governments.

While that error is not as egregious as the Romney-as-felon nonsense, you’d thing that someplace in the White House or campaign staff there would be a fact-checker. They take credit for the Internet but don’t seem to have heard of Google.

Is it November yet?

UPDATE–This post explains some of my interest in bridges.