“President Donald Trump’s overall approval rating in most polls is creeping up lately, yet it remains at historically weak levels for a president at this stage in his first term. But at the same time, voters are starting to become more positive about the economy and more willing to give Trump the credit for it.”
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2018
THE CRASH: Like so much else in Washington, the national debt is speeding out of control with no working brakes and no one apparently at the wheel.
Well, Trump’s budget cuts $3 Trillion in spending over 10 years. So that’s something. But yeah, there’s no political pressure to bring the debt under control, and when there was, in the form of the Tea Party, both parties in DC cooperated to kill it.
Didn’t we just see Rasmussen report his favorables as higher than Obama’s at the same point in his presidency?