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(NBC News)   And the biggest critic of Trump's infrastructure plan for the US is... wait for it... Trump   ( nbcnews.com) divider line
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2018-02-09 03:28:42 PM  
Reluctantly, Trump agreed: States and private companies would have to shoulder most of the $1.5 trillion plan Trump had promised the American public.

Now where have I seen that figure before?  *taps temple*
 
2018-02-09 03:51:19 PM  
So basically he has no way to fund it.

Sounds like he needs another tax cut.
 
2018-02-09 03:51:32 PM  
And you libs thought he couldn't President.
 
2018-02-09 03:52:33 PM  

Diogenes: Reluctantly, Trump agreed: States and private companies would have to shoulder most of the $1.5 trillion plan Trump had promised the American public.

Now where have I seen that figure before?  *taps temple*


Also...

 Gary Cohn, President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, ended a late January discussion with the president believing he'd finally convinced him that there's no room in the federal budget for a massive infrastructure spending bill.

Could also not jack up military spending unnecessarily.
Or not give rich a**holes the tax cut.

Or both.

Cause its not like the economy is going to expand indefinitely.  Maybe be ready for the inevitable contraction?  Don't do this B.S. that is usually done to help stimulate during a down stretch?
 
2018-02-09 03:53:10 PM  

AsparagusFTW: So basically he has no way to fund it.

Sounds like he needs another tax cut.


exactly.....companies are struggling to buy back all of their stock.
 
2018-02-09 03:54:27 PM  

Diogenes: Reluctantly, Trump agreed: States and private companies would have to shoulder most of the $1.5 trillion plan Trump had promised the American public.

Now where have I seen that figure before?  *taps temple*


Well, to be honest, the only strategy he has ever had is to slap his name on something and then make others pay for it.  Hell, at this point, I'm pretty sure his kids aren't his, because there is no way he didn't subcontract the conception and then stiff the guy afterwards.
 
2018-02-09 03:55:01 PM  
That's because Trump only agrees with the last person he spoke with.
 
2018-02-09 03:55:07 PM  
Not a big deal. We're saving enough money having Mexico build that wall that it's all covered.
 
2018-02-09 03:55:14 PM  
His plan was never going to include direct federal spending anyway. He was just going to throw tax cuts at companies in the "hope" that they'd invest in infrastructure.
 
2018-02-09 03:55:38 PM  

phalamir: Diogenes: Reluctantly, Trump agreed: States and private companies would have to shoulder most of the $1.5 trillion plan Trump had promised the American public.

Now where have I seen that figure before?  *taps temple*

Well, to be honest, the only strategy he has ever had is to slap his name on something and then make others pay for it.  Hell, at this point, I'm pretty sure his kids aren't his, because there is no way he didn't subcontract the conception and then stiff the guy afterwards.


NTTAWWT
 
2018-02-09 03:55:59 PM  
This will be a test of Trump's leadership.

...

......

Hahahahahhaa *gasp* ahahahahhahahah man these pundits
 
2018-02-09 03:56:12 PM  
Could it be -  and bear with me on this, because it's a radical notion - that he's a complete F'ing idiot?
 
2018-02-09 03:57:07 PM  

doctorguilty: Could it be -  and bear with me on this, because it's a radical notion - that he's a complete F'ing idiot?


It's not really fair to compare him to idiots. Idiots usually realize how dumb they are.
 
2018-02-09 03:58:24 PM  
When the additional revenue from all of those tax cuts starts pouring in, he's gonna make it rain infrastructure...or something.
 
2018-02-09 03:58:25 PM  
"...the holdup has been reconciling Trump's demand for costly infrastructure projects with the nation's growing debt, turbocharged by the new tax cut law he signed at the end of 2017."

Well, Republicans have their priorities.
 
2018-02-09 03:59:17 PM  
He's focused on child care issues right now.

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2018-02-09 03:59:34 PM  
Well, there's nothing wrong with some self-criticism- -

Reads TFA

Oh FFS, this man!.
 
2018-02-09 03:59:41 PM  

Diogenes: Reluctantly, Trump agreed: States and private companies would have to shoulder most of the $1.5 trillion plan Trump had promised the American public.

Now where have I seen that figure before?  *taps temple*


I shouldn't be, but I'm a little surprised they made it THAT obvious.
 
2018-02-09 03:59:43 PM  
But the plan is already running headlong into the fiscal realities facing the federal government and states.

Republicans spent decades saying we needed to run government like a business.  And looking at the history of the businessman they finally chose I don't see how "We're skint broke" should be any kind of difficulty.
 
2018-02-09 04:00:16 PM  

Diogenes: Reluctantly, Trump agreed: States and private companies would have to shoulder most of the $1.5 trillion plan Trump had promised the American public.

Now where have I seen that figure before?  *taps temple*


"If only" we had $1.5T to spend.
 
2018-02-09 04:00:36 PM  

phalamir: Diogenes: Reluctantly, Trump agreed: States and private companies would have to shoulder most of the $1.5 trillion plan Trump had promised the American public.

Now where have I seen that figure before?  *taps temple*

Well, to be honest, the only strategy he has ever had is to slap his name on something and then make others pay for it.  Hell, at this point, I'm pretty sure his kids aren't his, because there is no way he didn't subcontract the conception and then stiff the guy afterwards.


Nah, if he were capable of stiffing anyone, he wouldn't need to subcontract the conception.
 
2018-02-09 04:00:59 PM  

maldinero: He's focused on child care issues right now.

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Lol, is he in super saiyan form there?
 
2018-02-09 04:01:00 PM  
Well, the infrastructure could be paid for quite simply.  Just cut medicare and medicaid, and end social security. Duh.  Jeez, this presidentin' thing is easy... Maybe I should run!
 
2018-02-09 04:01:02 PM  

phalamir: subcontract the conception and then stiff the guy


Are we not doing phrasing anymore?
 
2018-02-09 04:01:41 PM  

maldinero: He's focused on child care issues right now.

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Photoshop aside, that's the one Ben Garrison cartoon I see he's not making fun of progressives, or non-americans, or non-caucasians.
 
2018-02-09 04:02:08 PM  

edmo: phalamir: Diogenes: Reluctantly, Trump agreed: States and private companies would have to shoulder most of the $1.5 trillion plan Trump had promised the American public.

Now where have I seen that figure before?  *taps temple*

Well, to be honest, the only strategy he has ever had is to slap his name on something and then make others pay for it.  Hell, at this point, I'm pretty sure his kids aren't his, because there is no way he didn't subcontract the conception and then stiff the guy afterwards.

NTTAWWT


In that situation the contractor need to get stiff first.
 
2018-02-09 04:02:53 PM  
The President has no clothes think.
 
2018-02-09 04:03:13 PM  

CygnusDarius: maldinero: He's focused on child care issues right now.

[img.fark.net image 850x620]

Photoshop aside, that's the one Ben Garrison cartoon I see he's not making fun of progressives, or non-americans, or non-caucasians.


True.  All three of the protagonists are non-white.
 
2018-02-09 04:03:32 PM  
The whole "public/private" thing usually just means "give private companies free public money".
 
2018-02-09 04:03:32 PM  

Jubeebee: phalamir: subcontract the conception and then stiff the guy

Are we not doing phrasing anymore?


I stand by what I said.
 
2018-02-09 04:03:38 PM  

phalamir: Diogenes: Reluctantly, Trump agreed: States and private companies would have to shoulder most of the $1.5 trillion plan Trump had promised the American public.

Now where have I seen that figure before?  *taps temple*

Well, to be honest, the only strategy he has ever had is to slap his name on something and then make others pay for it.  Hell, at this point, I'm pretty sure his kids aren't his, because there is no way he didn't subcontract the conception and then stiff the guy afterwards.


It was a more prudish time, way back when Donald Trump had sex ed.  All the kids were told was "One person gets stiff, and the other person gets farked."

It's easy to imagine how, looking at his own father and how he ran his business, that a young Donald could find that terminology confusing.
 
2018-02-09 04:04:04 PM  

CygnusDarius: maldinero: He's focused on child care issues right now.

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Photoshop aside, that's the one Ben Garrison cartoon I see he's not making fun of progressives, or non-americans, or non-caucasians.


Same, although the notion that Jong Un is the child and Trump is the grownup is equally baffling.
 
2018-02-09 04:05:24 PM  

Jubeebee: CygnusDarius: maldinero: He's focused on child care issues right now.

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Photoshop aside, that's the one Ben Garrison cartoon I see he's not making fun of progressives, or non-americans, or non-caucasians.

Same, although the notion that Jong Un is the child and Trump is the grownup is equally baffling.


Forget it Jake, it's Garrisontown.
 
2018-02-09 04:05:39 PM  

CygnusDarius: maldinero: He's focused on child care issues right now.

[img.fark.net image 850x620]

Photoshop aside, that's the one Ben Garrison cartoon I see he's not making fun of progressives, or non-americans, or non-caucasians.


I'm amazed he didn't draw China and South Korea to look Audrey Hepburn's landlord from Breakfast at Tiffany's.
 
2018-02-09 04:05:48 PM  
States aren't going to go for this. Hell, they don't keep up on them now.

As for Iowa, we have a terrible road system. But Kim Reynolds and the GOP led legislature seem more concerned with cutting taxes, while lowering public school funding as they hand Apple, Microsoft and others billions of dollars in incentives. We are fast becoming Kansas 2.0.
 
2018-02-09 04:06:04 PM  
Infrastructure costs money.  Who would have guessed?
 
2018-02-09 04:09:20 PM  

guestguy: maldinero: He's focused on child care issues right now.

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Lol, is he in super saiyan form there?


That certainly emphasizes his bald spot.

Why would private companies get involved in infrastructure?  Well unless they're privatizing bridges and freeways.
 
2018-02-09 04:13:00 PM  

CygnusDarius: maldinero: He's focused on child care issues right now.

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Photoshop aside, that's the one Ben Garrison cartoon I see he's not making fun of progressives, or non-americans, or non-caucasians.


But....he IS making fun of....Trump.....?
 
2018-02-09 04:14:05 PM  
Luckily for us, we have the first quantum president. He embodies all possible opinions and views on any single topic. To the simple-minded, that looks like he's contradicting himself, or hypocrisy, when in reality it is the manifestation of a truly superior mind. We are truly blessed to have him.
 
2018-02-09 04:18:28 PM  
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2018-02-09 04:18:40 PM  

maldinero: He's focused on child care issues right now.

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2018-02-09 04:19:20 PM  
TRUMP DOES NOT KNOW WHAT THE fark HE IS DOING!

Less than half of us elected a serial cheating (taxes and wives)real estate huckster as POTUS. We will be paying the price for this shiat for a long time.
 
2018-02-09 04:19:20 PM  
The infrastructure will be private infrastructure significantly funded by tax cuts effectively paid for by the American taxpayer (or what's left of them anyway).

You will pay actual money from your pocket to drive on the new toll-charging highways too. They will get enough traffic to cover the costs not already covered by the tax cuts and still deliver a healthy profit to investors. But they won't get nearly as much traffic as the failing public infrastructure which doesn't charge a toll, obviously (although collapsing existing toll-free public infrastructure is definitely part of the longer term business plan).

The effects won't kick in in this Presidential term so even if Trump is re-elected he'll never really face any consequences for giving his rich buddies a massive payday at the expense of people who use highways, like, you know, Trump voters in 'flyover' states where most of the highways are.
 
2018-02-09 04:19:28 PM  

Subtonic: Well, the infrastructure could be paid for quite simply.  Just cut medicare and medicaid, and end social security. Duh.  Jeez, this presidentin' thing is easy... Maybe I should run!


End all those government handouts and get those people some shovels! Looks like we just solved both the infrastructure and jobs problems. What's next?
 
2018-02-09 04:20:13 PM  

Geotpf: The whole "public/private" thing usually just means "give private companies free public money".


Hope you have plenty of change. You're going to need it to pay the tolls if you try to go anywhere in "your" country.
 
2018-02-09 04:20:15 PM  

Gyrfalcon: CygnusDarius: maldinero: He's focused on child care issues right now.

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Photoshop aside, that's the one Ben Garrison cartoon I see he's not making fun of progressives, or non-americans, or non-caucasians.

But....he IS making fun of....Trump.....?

It's a shop.  BG would never make fun of the greatest (and most manly) president ever.
 
2018-02-09 04:20:26 PM  

BizarreMan: guestguy: maldinero: He's focused on child care issues right now.

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Lol, is he in super saiyan form there?

That certainly emphasizes his bald spot.

Why would private companies get involved in infrastructure?  Well unless they're privatizing bridges and freeways.


You hit the nail on the head.
Private company puts up $500,000 to build a road.  Government puts up $2,000,000.
Then the government gives the private company the right to collect tolls for the next 20 years, at an expected income of $500,000 a year.  With the state ponying up money to get to that amount if there isn't enough brought in at the toll booths.

And the politicians get to pat themselves on the back because they got a road built using too many dollars from taxpayers.
 
2018-02-09 04:20:39 PM  

rummonkey: TRUMP DOES NOT KNOW WHAT THE fark HE IS DOING!

Less than half of us elected a serial cheating (taxes and wives)real estate huckster as POTUS. We will be paying the price for this shiat for a long time.


Also, I have just learned that the filter does is not case sensitive.
 
2018-02-09 04:22:37 PM  

Diogenes: Reluctantly, Trump agreed: States and private companies would have to shoulder most of the $1.5 trillion plan Trump had promised the American public.

Now where have I seen that figure before?  *taps temple*


TOBY Does one hundred and five million 1.5 billion dollars mean anything to you?

 GINGER [walking away] I'm a simple girl, Toby.
 
2018-02-09 04:26:43 PM  

maldinero: He's focused on child care issues right now.

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That's pretty odd for Garrison to be making fun of Trump's hair in that picture.  Normally he draws Trump as super ripped with a gigantic thick hairstyle.
 
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