Houston Chronicle Calls Trump Administration Infrastructure Plan a “Brazen Bait-and-Switch”

Houston Chronicle editors, citing President Trump’s decision to put P3 project financing at the forefront of his infrastructure plan, comment, “Gone is the campaign season proposal for a $1 trillion program. In a brazen bait-and-switch, Trump would actually cut infrastructure spending in the long run, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.” In the editors’ judgement, “opportunities for private investment cannot cover the vast infrastructure needs facing our nation,” and Trump’s plan represents “just another politician’s broken promise.”

The Chronicle editorial is representative of a wave of negative comment about Trump administration inaction on national infrastructure funding that is appearing in US newspapers today.