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    Math Will Kill Trump's Infrastructure Plan

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/artic...structure-plan

    How realistic is construction employment growth of 570,000 workers? It hasnít happened since 1946. Even the peak of the housing bubble generated only one brief year-over-year increase of 500,000 construction workers.


    Without any radical changes to immigration policy, we might have capacity for an additional 50,000 construction workers per year for infrastructure projects -- far short of the 570,000 needed under Trumpís infrastructure proposal. Significant growth beyond that would likely require much higher wages and poaching from other industries, creating labor shortages in those industries.
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    Reminds me of Reagans massive defense build up and spending in the 80s. We were borrowing scientists from other areas just to help work on defense. Where I worked back then, we were so desperate for workers we were offering juniors in college jobs and offering to pay for them finishing their degrees at a later date.
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    Republicans will be all over raising taxes for infrastructure!

    He talked big on infrastructure, but we know the Republican leadership in Congress has already indicated they have no interest, and it’s hard to see anything in this speech to change that.
    Donald Trump improves tone but falls short on substance - Livemint
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilling View Post
    Republicans will be all over raising taxes for infrastructure!

    He talked big on infrastructure, but we know the Republican leadership in Congress has already indicated they have no interest, and it’s hard to see anything in this speech to change that.
    Donald Trump improves tone but falls short on substance - Livemint

    I think his talk on infrastructure was more for the moderate dems because he knows a lot of republicans wont vote for it. So he wants those blue dog or moderates to cross over.

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    Wasn't the left bitching and moaning for the last 8 years about how we need an infrastructure bill?

    Now that we may get one they say it's not going to work.

    What a bunch of............
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Reminds me of Reagans massive defense build up and spending in the 80s. We were borrowing scientists from other areas just to help work on defense. Where I worked back then, we were so desperate for workers we were offering juniors in college jobs and offering to pay for them finishing their degrees at a later date.
    Wow, how about that. Companies were offering higher wages and benefits without being forced by the government. Imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metheron View Post
    Wow, how about that. Companies were offering higher wages and benefits without being forced by the government. Imagine.
    I know.

    Can you imagine some construction president saying, "Well we can't seem to find enough of them illegal Mexicans to work so I guess we will have to say we can't finish the project and lose a few million bucks. Oh well".

    lol

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    The sadness about this is that for 8 years the GOP resisted this type of investment when it was offered by our first black POTUS. Now that a white guy says it, they will lap it up like the dogs they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Wasn't the left bitching and moaning for the last 8 years about how we need an infrastructure bill?

    Now that we may get one they say it's not going to work.

    What a bunch of............
    Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen says the TIME for a major infrastructure program would have been six or seven years ago, when the American economy was still struggling to recover from the Great Recession. She has been quite specific that now is NOT the right time for such a program, with the economy being very near full employment.

    Sad that you never bother to actually LISTEN to what she is saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Reminds me of Reagans massive defense build up and spending in the 80s. We were borrowing scientists from other areas just to help work on defense. Where I worked back then, we were so desperate for workers we were offering juniors in college jobs and offering to pay for them finishing their degrees at a later date.
    Reagan's massive spend on defense was real. Trump does not have a "spending Congress".

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