Saturday, January 21, 2017

‘Off of welfare and back to work rebuilding our country’: Trump vows massive infrastructure spending

Via Billy

President Donald Trump pumps his first at the end of his speech after bring sworn in as the 45th president of the United States during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Moments after he was sworn in as the nation’s 45th commander in chief, President Donald Trump said he’ll get Americans “off of welfare and back to work rebuilding our country,” vowing to make massive investments in new roads, bridges, airports and other key pieces of infrastructure.

Mr. Trump didn’t offer specifics in his 17-minute inaugural address, but in the past he’s spoken of a $1 trillion infrastructure investment plan, one of the few areas he’s likely to find real common ground with at least some congressional Democrats. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, for example, has expressed support for such a plan.

The new president cast infrastructure spending as part of his broader plan to put “America first.”

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