Trump unveils massive infrastructure plan

JULY 9 2017 FILE

Furthermore, President Trump expressed his sentiments on their previous meeting about infrastructures, noting that other countries are taking advantage of the United States and now is being forced to implicate the rumored "reciprocal tax" in the market.

"This is a messaging document", White House budget director Mick Mulvaney told reporters at a briefing Monday. The budget proposal eliminates funds that were originally allocated for community health programs.

The plan would also reduce the permitting process from 10 to two years, as well as, improve work force for boosted infrastructure. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called the proposal a "brutal collection of broken promises and staggering cuts".

"This budget lays out a thoughtful, detailed, and responsible blueprint for achieving our shared agenda", Ryan said in a statement on Monday.

The White House proposal, officially called the Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America, advocates for the easing of a range of regulatory hurdles in an effort to fast-track infrastructure projects. Trump urged the Congress to draft and pass the infrastructure bill.

Another sham is the claim that fixing the nation's infrastructure is something both Republicans and Democrats can get behind in Congress.

"These are spending caps", Mulvaney said.

This is, of course, made even more hard by the trillion dollar hole left by the Republican tax plan and the half a trillion in increased spending Trump approved when he signed the two-year budget deal last week.

"A number of plants are coming in to MI and other states but we want them to bring in more, he said they will do that", Mr. Trump added.

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., who was one of 12 lawmakers who attended the meeting with Trump at the White House on Wednesday, said the president indicated he would be willing to support a 25-cent gas tax hike to help pay for more infrastructure projects.

"As of a couple of months ago, we have spent $7 trillion in the Middle East".

Trump has talked repeatedly about spending $1 trillion on infrastructure projects in the USA, but he has previously only committed $200 million of federal money for the proposed bill. Trump said during an interview aired by Fox Business Network in April.

The budget request is being unveiled along with an infrastructure initiative created to rebuild what a White House fact sheet calls the nation's "crumbling infrastructure".

Under the "Art of the Deal" author's deal, the federal government's contribution to the $1.5 trillion plan will come from making $200 billion in cuts to other projects and programs.



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