Democrats keep promising big infrastructure improvements and shovel-ready jobs, but they don’t usually deliver much more than traffic jams and bike lanes for the affluent.

CHRIS BARRON: President Trump Should Call the Democrats’ Infrastructure Bluff.

The Democrats have abandoned any pretense of governing in favor of an ‘impeachment-first’ strategy—one that is much more about crass partisan politics than it is about the Constitution or the rule of law.

The President is a builder by nature, and he understands infrastructure. A comprehensive infrastructure package would not only play to the President’s strengths and expose the Democrats’ sham, it would—most importantly—rebuild America, grow our economy and create millions of jobs all across the country.

This is more than an election-year gimmick. We face a staggering infrastructure shortfall, across almost every sector. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, our nation’s infrastructure merits a D+ and it is estimated that the U.S. needs to spend $4.5 trillion by 2025 to improve—among other things—our roads, airports, bridges, and dams, or risk catastrophic failure.

There are easy fixes this White House could support.

 

“Infrastructure” = massive payoffs to corrupt entities. I just drove from the upper Midwest to southern Georgia. Road work all over the place. In my home state the roads are torn up all the time. The idea that we don’t spend enough on ‘infrastructure’ is freakin’ insane. The road builder lobbies are even more powerful than the teachers unions.

Besides, for Democrats ‘infrastructure’ means things like high speed rail, which is to say ‘incinerate money by the tens of billions for no discernible purpose.’

 

h/t SG

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