Cory Booker on Technology


Businesses realize a return on our infrastructure investment

But we all know--it's common sense--that for an economy built to last we must invest in what will fuel us for generations to come. This is our history--from the Transcontinental Railroad to the Hoover Dam, to the dredging of our ports and building of our most historic bridges--our American ancestors prioritized growth and investment in our nation's infrastructure.

And today our businesses, industries, entrepreneurs and economy realize a return on those investments. Let us not fall prey to rhetoric that seeks to gut investment and starve our nation of critical, common-sense building for our future. And investment must include the real engine of job growth in America: the American small business.

Source: 2012 Democratic National Convention speech , Sep 4, 2012

Teach City Council to read spreadsheets, then pass budget

Government services became a primary component of the Booker platform. In 2002, Booker tried to run on the same plank, noting that none of his then council colleagues could read spreadsheets, thus making it difficult for them to do their main job of passing the city's budget (which never was passed on time). Booker also observed that in 2002, residents should be able to pay their bills and fines online, in an effort to streamline government services and make them easy to use.
Source: The New Black Politician, by Andra Gillespie, p. 89-90 , May 7, 2012

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