Renovations have begun on the electrical wiring and plumbing of the White House, adding up to somewhere along the lines of $376 million. On-site construction administrators say the nearly century-old infrastructure is dangerous, but some are questioning whether, given the current economic situation, now is the right time to spend money on this. Surely the money can be better spent?
Despite this, $376 million is a gigantic figure for anything, especially during a time when jobs are increasingly scarce and the economy, more than anything, appears in need of renovation. CNN visited the site of the construction work and posed the question of the renovation's timeliness to Bob Peck of the General Services Administration, which oversees the project. He responded, "It doesn't do a whole lot of good to have a building that's the image of the free world standing up there and not functioning well."
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