9:16 am Sep. 13, 2012
Michael Bloomberg decried America's levels of infrastructure investment today on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
"If you take a look at what Washington has done to us, we have the worst congestion in the air of any big country," the mayor said. "The ten best and biggest ports in the world? Zero in the United States, six in China. If you can't get goods and services in and out, you can't do this. Fifteen thousand miles of high speed rail in the world? Zero in America. You can go right down the list, we have walked away from our future. "
The mayor spent much of the rest of the early-morning interview performing an abbreviated version of his speech yesterday afternoon at the Economic Club in D.C., during which he assailed the federal government for its performance and argued that both the Democrats and Republicans had something to learn from his own record of governance in New York.
Yesterday, the mayor also said that he had no idea what he was going to do after this third term ends next year.
This morning's appearance on "Morning Joe" provides a indication that whatever he does will involve using his national profile and substantial financial assets to advocate his preferred policy prescriptions.
Today he mentioned some of them, including plans for immigration and education reform.
Here's the video.
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