From President-elect Trump's speech last night:
We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals. We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, second to none. And we will put millions of our people to work as we rebuild it.The inner cities will be fixed (!) under the Trump administration. Well, that's good news.
The federal government will rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals. (Why would anyone think that bridges, tunnels, airports, schools and hospitals should be a local responsibility? Obviously, Washington, D. C., knows better than the local folks do.)
And millions of people will be put to work on short term federally-funded projects. That should fix unemployment.
Lots of money running through the federal trough. That should drain the swamp.
Lots of money that won't get funded through taxation but through borrowing. That should help the national debt.
This was a "bring us together" speech, and it certainly did the trick. Why, oh, why didn't Republicans not only back but encourage a big increase in Obama's meager "second stimulus" in 2010? We could have been on the same page six years ago. Our economy would have been humming by now.