During the 2016 campaign president-elect Trump offered his plan for getting America great again…..he has a plan to spend about $1 trillion on infrastructure over a 10 year period….putting America back to work and renovating our aging infrastructure…..
I read an op-ed about Trump’s idea…there are not many out there right now….but that could change…..
Donald Trump was an outsider who boldly stormed the citadel of Washington DC and won. He has promised real change, but his infrastructure plan appears to be just more of the same – privatizing public assets and delivering unearned profits to investors at the expense of the people. He needs to try something new; and for this he could look to Abraham Lincoln, whose bold solution was very similar to one now being considered in Europe: just print the money.
Ambitious to say the least….workable? I am not so sure. Why? Can you imagine the US Congress approving the spending of that kind of scratch on anything other than the Pentagon? I can’t!
There is no doubt that our infrastructure needs some help….but will the GOP see it that way….they have not in the past.
Will they, the GOP, have a change of heart?