The Sky Is Falling! Actually it’s the bridges, the roads, and just about every infrastructure system we have in the US. And it’s Trump’s fault. Wait, it’s also his responsibility, not the ten or more President’s before him… Funny how that works in the public. Get it – Public Works! Anyway…
So the Dems came up with a fabulous solution but it will cost $1 trillion and the Feds have to pay for it 100%. They don’t actually say ‘how’ the government will fund this, they simply say it will. Interestingly, they managed to come up with this plan right after Trump was elected having pledged his own support for a $1 trillion plan to rebuild infrastructure, despite Hillary’s $250 billion ‘pledge’. And they immediately began bashing Trump for not having towed their line – given it is perfect. So why didn’t they tow that line ten years ago, or even five? Why didn’t they have Obama rally an infrastructure rebuild? Because it isn’t really a plan with directed financing, it’s more like a fantasy without having a clue where the money is going to come from.
Gee, that makes sense.
But wait, there’s a ‘Problem’. You see, fewer people are now working in road building. WOW, New York Times, this is truly great journalism and deductive reasoning. Maybe the reason there would be a shortfall of workers is because there hasn’t been much road building for the last 28 years. Maybe that could explain this anomaly of a deficiency. But that’s not their agenda. Their point is to provide a qualification for bringing in more immigrants to cover the shortfall of road workers that they will claim is caused by lazy American’s who don’t want to work!
FIFTEEN million jobs will be created! That would just about cover all the illegal immigrants in the US. Funny how that works, public.
And this one is good, “Public construction in road building in California was down 27% last year from 2007.” That would coincide with Obama and Jerry Brown not spending on infrastructure, right? Why? Because they don’t have any money! And since they aren’t building, it would logically explain why there are fewer workers, because, workers aren’t going to sit around for a decade waiting for a job unless they’re on Welfare, which maybe they are!
And here is the best: “They (the government) should devote resources to building…” What resources? Still, the media laps it up like a lost dog offered bacon.
Trump’s plan involves privatizing roads which means tolls. Dems don’t like that. Why? Because then they will have to pay equally? It’s a use tax which makes logical sense, “if you use the road, then you pay, if you don’t use it, then you don’t pay”. What’s not to like? Well, politicians get an allowance for everything anyway, so whether it’s a gas tax or a toll, they will be reimbursed. So in the end, like Obamacare, politicians won’t pay for infrastructure any more than they do for health care.