December 22, 2016
Democrats have finally found something on which they can agree with Donald Trump – his plan to pump up to $1 trillion into overhauling America’s “crumbling” infrastructure.
Among the real estate tycoon’s many election promises was a pledge to “refocus government spending on American infrastructure and away from the Obama-Clinton globalisation agenda”, and create “thousands” of jobs in the process.
Mr Trump’s campaign identified poor quality roads, contaminated water and stalled energy projects, including fossil fuel extraction, as symptomatic of a problem so severe it has even featured in a 20-minute segment on John Oliver’s satirical programme Last Week Tonight, where the host described it as “important but not sexy”.
Now the incoming leader of the Senate Democratic group, Chuck Schumer, has said he likes the sound of such massive investment.
He told ABC News: “We think it should be large. He’s mentioned a trillion dollars, I told him that sounded good to me.
This article was posted: Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 10:04 am