Axios: What we learned from leaked Trump infrastructure plan

I cringe very time I hear anyone in government say the word “infrastructure.”

Infrastructure projects are ripe for crony exploitation. Who gets the contracts? Those who are favored politically. How does one become favored politically? Well, you know the drill and it involves a checkbook.

(From Axios)

Axios today obtained and published a draft copy of the White House infrastructure plan.

Bottom line: Not too many huge surprises in there, but a few notable omissions like the lack of a gas tax increase and what seems to be a smaller ask from the private sector

1. No gas tax

The federal gas tax hasn’t been raised in 25 years, and the White House previously signaled a willingness to use such a bump to help pay for infrastructure spending. But the draft includes no mention of the gas tax.

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