This past week, was reading article that more than 45,000 bridges in U.S. rated in poor condition, which brings me back to Steve Chapman’s March 18 column, which asserted the U.S. doesn’t need Biden’s infrastructure plan.
Mr. Chapman states: Trump did many bad things as president, but he deserves a smidgen of credit for what he didn’t do, go on an infrastructure spending binge.
A more accurate description would be: What Trump tried to do, but couldn’t.
Before being elected president, he promised the people massive infrastructure projects.
He promised the voters he would produce an infrastructure plan within the first 100 days. He pledged to double what his opponent (Hillary) would spend on infrastructure.
Trump said our infrastructure was a mess and no better than a third world country. In his State of the Union speech, he pledged to be the master of infrastructure.
Seventy-five percent of the people agreed with him on rebuilding our infrastructure.
Trump had a three minute session with Democrat leaders at which he was supposed to discuss the $2 trillion he had proposed earlier.
Trump stormed out of the meeting and said if the Democrats continue to investigate him, he would refuse to keep his promises to the American people to repair the nations infrastructure.
Now, that’s a real deal maker.
Trump did announce a $1.5 trillion bill later, but it went nowhere, because it annoyed both Democrats and Republicans. All but $200B would come from state and local governments.
James Hodges, Steens