Prznint Stupid is supposed to finally reveal his $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan, which even the rest of the Fourth Reich doesn’t think will pass, and a $4 trillion budget that is described as “Magical Thinking.”
Meanwhile, Republicans see their only mission for this year as promoting the
tax cut Billions for Billionaires bill that they passed last year. So, you know, it’s a dead parrot:
Comrade Stupid is going to present the plan as a $1.5T Amero infrastructure overhaul, that is neither $1.5T nor an overhaul. Our federal government is going to pony-up only about $200 billion, and Comrade Stupid expects states and localities to come up with the rest.
As far as I can tell from news reports, there’s a lot o smoke and mirrors:
A) a lot of the money will be claimed for projects that states and cities already intended to build, and 2) the administration plans to allow some existing taxes to count towards states’ and cities’ contributions. In other words, there’s no new money coming.
We predict that the gubmint will move some money already earmarked for infrastructure projects around in order to create the $200B Ameros in the kitty.
What Comrade Stupid is doing essentially check kiting, you know, like how he keeps the Trump Companies floating.