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Infrastructure Spending Will Be Hard for Democrats to #Resist
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  • Andrew Allison

    It’s far from clear that the GOP plan asks voters to give something up. Many of those qualified for exchange coverage have already given up on ACA (new enrollees are barely more than those abandoning it). And studies have shown that the outcomes for those on Medicaid are no better than those for the uninsured. The challenge for the GOP is to prevent the Democrats and their MSM PR agencies from setting the terms of the debate. That said, the GOP plan is nuts: the individual mandate needs to increased to the cost of the lowest cost insurance plan. not eliminated. What part of the effect of the risk pool characteristics is unclear?

  • FriendlyGoat

    Most voters from both sides who are interested in infrastructure upgrades did not ask for workers’ wages on such projects to be systematically lowered forever. They also did not ask for the government spending component for infrastructure to be concentrated in tax credits or guaranteed-return (from user fees) schemes for private investors.

    • Proverbs1618

      I know. If only we can achieve the efficiency exhibited by California Leftwingers in building their train to nowhere. Or how awesomely under budget and on time Boston’s Big Dig was. Once again, you simply NAILED IT!!!!

  • D4x

    The ‘resistance’ is no melodrama, but a psycho-drama determined to NeverNormalize, NeverLegitimize Trump as POTUS. Infrastructure projects might as well focus on pipelines, grid, and anything south of the Mason-Dixon Line.

    • Proverbs1618

      I tentatively agree with you. Any infrastructure spending in blue areas that is not preceded by massive de-regulatory push is simply a waste of time and money. I live in Metro NYC, so I know what I speak of.

      • D4x

        NYC might have a chance with Gov. Andrew Cuomo staying neutral in the psycho-drama ‘resistance’, except for having zero influence on Sen. Schumer.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    Obama’s $840 billion stimulus plan could have put $2,800 in every American’s (300 million men, women, and children) pocket, instead of being mostly wasted lining the pockets of politically connected parasites.

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