President Donald Trump unveiled his plan to repair and replace much of America’s infrastructure. His plan has a $1.5 trillion price tag, something that many in Congress are criticizing. Trump’s plan calls for the private sector and states to come up with the bulk of the funding, while states and the private sector are counting on the federal government to pay for everything.
In delivering his plan, Trump said that the US spent $7 trillion on the Middle East but now it’s time to spend some money in OUR country, which is so true.
Democrats had no problem spending billions and trillions of our taxpayer dollars on countries like Iraq Afghanistan and Pakistan, but they were never, and still aren’t to pend a fraction of that on America.
(Fox News) – President Trump is calling to pump $1.5 trillion into fixing America’s infrastructure while streamlining the often-cumbersome permitting process, as part of a $4 trillion-plus budget plan unveiled Monday.
“Washington will no longer be a roadblock to progress. Washington will now be your partner,” Trump said at a meeting with state and local officials at the White House.
In the runup to the release, the president also tweeted: “This will be a big week for Infrastructure. After so stupidly spending $7 trillion in the Middle East, it is now time to start investing in OUR Country!”
This will be a big week for Infrastructure. After so stupidly spending $7 trillion in the Middle East, it is now time to start investing in OUR Country!
Unlike last year’s plan, the fiscal 2019 blueprint does not seek to balance the budget over the next decade. Combined with a newly passed spending deal and sweeping tax cuts, the budget would see the federal deficit once again rising past $1 trillion in the near-term…
While members of Congress bicker and argue over this huge spending bill, the American people need to remind them that the interstates are deteriorating, bridges are rusting and cracking and docks are worn and dangerous. Like it or not, someone is going to have to start spending money on America’s infrastructure or we’ll soon end up back where we were a century ago and not traveling anywhere.