Trump’s stingy infrastructure plan will merely deepen decay-promoting austerity policies by further shifting the responsibility for road and bridge repair from the federal government to the profit-driven private sector, and already-strapped state and local jurisdictions.
$200 billion taken from other programs. Taxpayers borrow $800 billion plus interest. Then come tolls and user fees.
As President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address Tuesday, pay close attention to his next big priority—an infrastructure plan—which, over time, could eclipse the trillion-dollar giveaway to the rich in the GOP’s just-passed tax plan. And track the response from Democrats, who will have to decide if they