Trump's Infrastructure Plan Will Lead to More Harm: We Need Broad-Based Public Investment

A car drives over a crumbling Missouri bridge on February 22, 2011. (Photo: KOMUnews)

Trump’s infrastructure plan, which he rolled out on Monday, looks to public/private partnerships at the state level to pay for investment. Hunter Blair, budget analyst at the Economic Policy Institute, discusses why Trump’s proposal will harm more people and the need to rethink what constitutes “infrastructure.”

A car drives over a crumbling Missouri bridge on February 22, 2011. (Photo: KOMUnews)

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Today we bring you a conversation with Hunter Blair, the budget analyst at the Economic Policy Institute. Blair discusses Trump’s newly released infrastructure plan and explains why unloading the burden of majority of funding to states and localities is the wrong approach.

Sarah Jaffe: We are talking on Monday. The Trump infrastructure plan, if we can call it that, has been released, and you have been looking at the potential things that might be in it for a while. Tell us about what the overall structure of this thing is, what is in it, and what should we be afraid of?

Hunter Blair: I think the structure of the plan is what we …read more

Via:: Truthout


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