Pres. Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

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.

Source: Trump’s $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan: Lincoln Had a Bolder Solution – LA Progressive

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?

8 thoughts on “Pres. Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

  1. All the so-called recovery we’ve had since 2008 has been propped up and supported by $9 trillion of “printed” money, aka “the bail-out”. Printing more money is absolutely insane because the 2008 housing bubble is like a bean fart compared to the 100 kiloton hydrogen bomb called the U.S. government debt bubble. That one has the potential to literally take out the worlds global economy.

  2. The money isn’t hard to find, it’s “misplaced” somewhere in the Pentagon; burined on military bases, wasted in inflated budgets of armament contractors, the security corporations, the prison system, non-tax paying banksters, the Fed, and generally it’s all over the privatized sectors of the economy. And of course most of it is being bombed away on helpless civilians in the Middle East. Not difficult to find at all, I could do it in a handshake.

      1. Whatever is said about Americans, and yes much of it is deserved (same as Canadians but they don’t get the media limelight being a banana republic without a violent dictator, and not conducive to growing various drugs, not having a huge racial issue and not given to packing guns) it must be remembered that Americans are brainwashed from day one into believing what the status quo wants them to believe. They are swaddled in lies so thick they can’t see their way past them, the lies only thickening during political campaigns. They think a certain way because every moment of every day they are programmed into that pattern – there is no escape except through difficult stages of self empowerment and rejection of the entire system. That rejection in turn means being rejected by friends and family, and how many are up to that when their lives are increasingly circumscribed by the daily survival grind? “Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinion, their lives a mimicry, their passion, a quotation.” (Oscar Wilde) Americans have their elected government for foreign and internal policies. They have Kim Kardashian for romantic passion. They have their football coach for everything else. (And by the way, the highest paid public employee in most states is the head football coach. In a few, a university president, and in one I believe, a heart surgeon.) Those priorities were not determined by a free thinking polis but by those who run the show. My opinion.

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