The Case against an Infrastructure ‘Stimulus’

Freeway interchange in Los Angeles, Calif. (Eric Thayer/Reuters)
This 'stimulus' bill will bury America more deeply in debt, fail to stimulate economic growth, and likely be squandered by politicians.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T he free-falling economy is bringing Washington, D.C., together in bipartisan calls for a massive infrastructure stimulus bill. President Trump tweeted that “With interest rates for the United States being at ZERO, this is the time to do our decades long awaited Infrastructure Bill. It should be VERY BIG & BOLD, Two Trillion Dollars, and be focused solely on jobs and rebuilding the once great infrastructure of our Country! Phase 4.” This follows House speaker Nancy Pelosi’s long-standing call for an infrastructure bill that would be “about jobs, jobs, jobs.”

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