2011 Flashback: Obama Jokes About Lack of ‘Shovel-Ready Jobs’ Created From Stimulus
‘Shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected’
Obama jokes about 'shovel-ready projects' (USA Today)
While meeting with his Jobs and Competitiveness Council today in Durham, N.C., President Obama cracked wise about one of his administration's early catchphrases.
Remember "shovel-ready projects."
Those were construction projects in the 2009 stimulus bill that were supposed to get moving right away -- but jobs council members told Obama today that some got held up because of elaborate government regulations and permitting procedures.