18.02.12 Infrastructure

February 12, 2018
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“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!”

President Trump, Twitter, Feb 12, 2018

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Infrastructure Plan: WH

  • Official plan revealed Monday.
  • Cost Estimate: $1.5 trillion
  • Big News? Will reportedly change infrastructure funding so permit approval is faster but funding is more state-driven.
  • Critics: More burden on states will mean more toll roads/fees for citizens & state’s needing controversial private investment (some like/dislike).
“This is not a real infrastructure plan a it’s simply another scam, an attempt by this administration to privatize critical government functions, and create windfalls for their buddies on Wall Street.”

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-O) House Transportation Committee

Why It Matters:

America’s Infrastructure Grade: D+

  • Est. cost to fix: $4.59 Trillion
  • Dams, Drinking Water, Transit? Receive “D” grades.
  • Report Card: Released every 4 yrs byA American Society of Civil Engineers

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More reaction & updates to come:

by Jenna Lee,