#BayArea politicians slam free money for infrastructure if it’s from President #Trump

Screenshot 2018-02-05 at 07.09.47.pngLeftists in San Francisco have been forced to admit President Trump’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan is a good one.

“He’s really the first person from his party to name a number and say we’re going to shoot for that number,” said Jim Wunderman, president and chief executive of the Bay Area Council, a business-backed public policy group. “It’s different to have a Republican president say ‘We’re going to spend money on infrastructure’ and mean it.”

The proposal President Trump announced in his State of the Union address last week was directed at fulfilling a major campaign promise. He set the goal at $1.5 trillion, and called on Congress to deliver legislation that meets that number by leveraging state and local money and “where appropriate” tapping private funds.

The President also wants to shave the permit process for new infrastructure projects to two years or less.

Naturally, the San Francisco Chronicle reports that clueless Leftists in Congress are already lining up against the proposal. Nice roads and safe bridges aren’t cool if they come from President Trump.

Democratic Rep. Mark DeSaulnier of Concord, who sits on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee with Denham, called Trump’s plan a “con job.” So don’t expect the lines at the bay bridge toll plaza to go away anytime soon.

DeSaulnier said Trump’s plan relies on “voodoo financing” that “doesn’t begin to address the $1.5 trillion we need,” while trying to “privatize as much of infrastructure as possible.”

DeSaulnier knows a thing or two about voodoo financing, having served in the state legislature before heading to Congress.

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  1. “It’s different to have a Republican president say ‘We’re going to spend money on infrastructure’ and mean it.”

    thats because the democrat people in the article usually tell you they are going to build dams and water storage and then STEAL THE MONEY and use it on theior UNION backed projects. Ask Jerry were our Water bond money went. Road tax money disappeared etc.. Of course Trump means it.. Even Kaly crooked Dem;’s will be able to fix roads with it under very strict guidelines. I’d ask Trump to leaver Kaly out of the infrastructure package and have Jerry and Gavin use that 6 billion in extra tax money they extracted from the people and use that.. as they promised to fix Kaly failing infrastructure

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