Thursday, March 9, 2017

How will his shills explain this one away?

Squirrel-Hair takes a shine to one of the most expensive collectivist boondoggles of all:

If you liked TrumpCare, you’re gonna love TrumpRail:
President Donald Trump pushed his White House team on Wednesday to craft a plan for $1 trillion in infrastructure spending that would pressure states to streamline local permitting, favor renovation of existing roads and highways over new construction and prioritize projects that can quickly begin construction.
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Mr. Trump said he would was inclined to give states 90 days to start projects, and asked Scott Pruitt, the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency, to provide a recommendation. He expressed interest in building new high-speed railroads, inquired about the possibility of auctioning the broadcast spectrum to wireless carriers, and asked for more details about the Hyperloop, a project envisioned by Tesla founder Elon Musk that would rapidly transport passengers in pods through low-pressure tubes.
“America has always been a nation of great promise, because we dream big,” Mr. Trump said. “We’re going to really dream big now.”
Our national debt today is just shy of $20 trillion. Debt per citizen is $61,496. Debt per taxpayer is $166,570. The national debt doubled under George W. Bush, and doubled again under Barack Obama. Is it going to double again under President Dream Big?
I know from listening to a bit of Laura Ingraham's show the last couple of days that she is not pleased about S-H insisting that Congress get behind the soggy cookie of a repeal-and-replace health care bill that Paul Ryan has brought him. Well, she hasn't come right out and said, "What the flip is he thinking?" She can't put that kind of distance between herself and her dreamboat. But what are she and Coulter, Hannity, Wayne Allen Root, Conrad Black et al going to do when they inevitably have to address this reckless blurt?


  1. I like it. Defund that idiotic wall, decrease defense spending and close tax loopholes on the rich to pay for it all, after he reveals the fact that he has paid none for decades.

  2. You like what? High-speed rail?

    Sorry, must vehemently disagree. It is one of the five most disconnected-from-how-reality-is-constructed proposals in the history of American public policy.

    And why the hell would we decrease defense spending at a time when our naval fleet is stretched thin, NATO is finally addressing the Russian threat to its eastern flank, the Pacific rim is experiencing the tension of Chinese adventurism re: the Spratley Islands and the tension of ever-more-frequent North Korean missile tests, and the Middle East is a serpents' nest of ISIS intrigue and the evil designs of Iran?