President Trump’s infrastructure plan, which was unveiled Monday, is not a serious plan to invest in our nation’s aging infrastructure or create good jobs. Instead, Trump’s plan would shift the burden to local communities and privatize our vital infrastructure, handing control to corporations and rich investors while raising costs for everyone else.
A real infrastructure plan invests in American jobs and communities, such as Senator Sherrod Brown’s Bridge Investment Act. Trump’s infrastructure plan is much like the GOP tax scam: A boon to rich investors, paid for by the middle class.
If enacted, the Trump infrastructure plan would:
Kill jobs through budget cuts and privatization
Increase state and local taxes
Promote inequality while giving a huge handout to Wall Street
Roll back environmental protections
Fail to solve Ohio’s infrastructure needs