Trump'd still be emperor with real infrastructure week(s), but his goal was to kill 250,000 people

Many times during his reign, Trump could have saved his presidency by taking moderate positions and co-opting the Democrats. He felt, however that he should obey his benefactors like a beta, whether it was the evangelicals and Russia, or Steve Bannon, Paul Manafort, and Mike Flynn. Even in the pandemic, had he actually followed epidemiological science he would have won the 2020 election. Loser.

Just imagine if Donald Trump spent $1.5 trillion on rebuilding the American middle class.

Obviously, Trump and his party are already spending that much money — on their signature tax law. But of its $1.1 trillion in individual tax breaks, more than three-quarters goes to those earning $200,000 a year. And by 2027, when some of those individual breaks expire, 83 percent will go to the richest 1 percent.

Imagine if instead of these tax giveaways, which according to Moody’s Investor Services will have no meaningful effect on the economy, Trump dumped $1.5 trillion into America to rebuild our roads, bridges, schools, government facilities and mass transportation. That would be nearly twice the entire so-called stimulus of 2009 that included a lot more than infrastructure.

With $1.5 trillion, you could go wild for American workers. You could offer grants to build new factories in this country with tax breaks that follow for the life of those facilities. You could spend tens of billions on walls. You could even build a wall on our northern border in case Canada gets jealous of our shiny new airports and subways.…

  • April 1, 2021
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