Again, President Trump opts out of an infrastructure program to rebuild our highways, airports, seaports, etc., because he says he cannot do infrastructure and be investigated at the same time. News media reminds that Nixon and Bill Clinton did just that. Well, no matter.
Remember those good old days in early 2017 when new President Donald Trump made all those promises to improve immigration, health care and infrastructure? I laughed over infrastructure because Republicans don’t do infrastructure. So, I’m not surprised nothing was started in the last two years. The original plan was for $1 trillion, but now the talk is about $2 trillion.
We’ve gone about this all wrong, but Trump gave us a clue as to what we need to do when he said that he was good at infrastructure. What we should do is: Give the Trump organization a $2 trillion contract for infrastructure improvements; the contract should be what is called cost-plus, say cost plus 10 percent; and make the 10 percent tax-free.
We will have highways made with the finest concrete, airports the envy of the world, seaports that are vacation spots better than Disney World, etc.
The Trump family will be among the richest in the world, begging you to look at his tax returns. Where will the money come from? The same place as the money for tax cuts come from: public debt. Don’t worry about Republicans complaining. They will be too busy figuring out how to get aboard the gravy train.
This will get infrastructure done.
Bruce Doe, Southern Pines