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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:32 AM

We the People Are the Punchline in the GOPs Joke

We have an infrastructure crisis, and the Republicans are offering a pretend answer. On consumer protection, they aren’t even pretending.

MICHAEL TOMASKY
02.13.18 5:22 AM ET

Two items in Monday’s news cycle show us different but complementary sides of how the Republican Party is doing to this country what Donald Trump did to Stormy Daniels, except without the bribe. Alas, they also show us why it can be so hard for Democrats and liberals to explain the truth to people.

Item one is infrastructure. As you’ve heard, it’s “Infrastructure Week.” Again. The last time the White House declared it Infrastructure Week, it actually ended up being War on James Comey week. So who knows, maybe this will end up being Defend Wifebeaters Week.

But for now anyway, it’s Infrastructure Week. So the Trump proposal is billed as being a “$1.5 trillion” plan. But it’s actually a $200 billion plan, in terms of commitment of federal money. The rest is supposed to come from state and local governments, which are broke, and the private sector, which will only build highways it can make money on through tolls. It’s a joke. It’s a joke on the American people.

There’s one way to finance infrastructure that’s far, far better than all the others. Doesn’t require this game-playing, this lying. Raise the gas tax. May I say it again? Raise the gas tax.

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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:36 AM

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