(The Nation) -- Donald Trump barreled into the White House with a “terrific” plan for infrastructure, and Washington is abuzz with a seemingly “bipartisan” job-creation initiative. Though the GOP-dominated Congress has for years thwarted similar infrastructure-based stimulus proposals, fiscal conservatives in Washington and market profiteers nationwide are now fully confident in Trump’s vision for shovel-ready business partnerships.
After all, the one competency Trump has demonstrated so far seems to be making money off of building stuff, from casinos and golf courses to his promised Mexican border wall.
But the public project of fixing America’s crumbling bridges and highways is a different animal than Trump’s private real-estate empire of gleaming glass towers, at least for now.
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