ITPI’s statement addressing the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan
Last week In the Public Interest issued a statement addressing the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan. The statement by Donald Cohen, Executive Director of ITPI, criticized the plan for placing “a giant ‘for sale’ sign on the country’s roads, bridges, water systems, and other infrastructure,” by focusing on Wall Street gains and corporate profits rather than investing in public infrastructure for the 21st century.
The statement went on to outline how Trump campaigned on promises to everyday Americans but relied on Wall Street insiders to write his infrastructure plans, concluding that although we need to invest in our future by rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, “it has to be done with taxpayers, not corporate profits, in mind.”
Learn more about the ITPI’s research on infrastructure here.