- Jul 3, 2008
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It's maddening that we haven't gotten a robust infrastructure bill from either party after years of lip-service. How many times have we heard people talk about "nation building at home" only to do NOTHING on this shit.While this is a new bridge that hadn't opened yet, I'm surprised that this sort of thing doesn't happen more often. We need to do something about our country's infrastructure. When I'm driving on I65 around Indianapolis I'm constantly having to dodge enormous potholes.
Oliver is a lefty but I loved his segment on infrastructure below and he talks about how it's a bipartisan failing.
Trump talked big on infrastructure, but the only plans I've seen talked about were about privatization which seems like a terrible route to go. Meanwhile, the Dems introduced a bill (that won't go anywhere) to reduce the tax cuts from the 2017 bill to put $1 trillion into our infrastructure.
What really sucks is that I know that if the Dems actually get into power and can actually do something about infrastructure, they'll ignore it just like they did before and just like the GOP is now.The proposal unveiled by Democratic leaders Wednesday would plow just over $1 trillion into a wide range of infrastructure needs, including $140 billion for roads and bridges, $115 billion for water and sewer infrastructure and $50 billion to rebuild schools.
The spending would be offset by clawing back two-thirds of the revenue lost in the Republican tax bill by reinstating a top income tax rate of 39.6 percent, restoring the individual alternative minimum tax, reversing cuts to the estate tax, and raising the corporate income tax from 21 percent to 25 percent.