“Rather than emphasize more deficit spending, from whatever source, the president’s focus should change to making transportation programs and projects more efficient and cutting the red tape that has left even his transportation stimulus money still stuck in federal coffers," Mica continued. "One-third of his infrastructure stimulus money is still in Washington, three years after its passage, but he proposes more. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
In speech outlining the details of his overall budget proposal, Obama said it was important to keep investing in the fragile U.S. economy.
"At a time when our economy is growing and creating jobs at a faster clip, we've got to do everything in our power to keep this recovery on track," he said.
Mica countered that the GOP transportation bill (H.R. 7) "establishes a blueprint for job creation, is responsibly paid for, and includes no earmarks, tax increases or deficit spending."