Obama: Bridge between Ohio and Kentucky is not a bridge to nowhere

In his speech to a joint session of Congress on Thursday, President Obama urged Congress to pass his jobs plan, which includes infrastructure acrosss the country. The projects, the president said, are needed and will create jobs.

“There’s a bridge that needs repair between Ohio and Kentucky,” Obama said. 

He said fixing the bridge, along with his other proposed construction projects, is necessary.

“No more earmarks, no more boondoggles, no more bridges to nowhere,” he said.

Ohio and Kentucky, respectively, are the home states of the top two GOP congressional leaders, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.