People Have To Like This Crap: The Infrastructure Edition

Edward Luce is right (boldface mine):

What is glaringly absent from her campaign is an economic message people can recall. It is a mystery Mrs Clinton does not stage a photo-op every week in front of crumbling infrastructure and vow to fix it when elected. People would remember that. Even better were she to stage an event next to Mr Trump’s gated apartment blocks. “Look: he can build a wall around his luxury condos,” she might say. “But he doesn’t give a damn about your bridges.”

This would provide jobs as well as fix all of the broken things (which also makes people’s lives better). Clinton has proposed a small infrastructure program, but the problem is that she’s too much of a deficit hawk to push for anything bigger. Given the choice between deficit spending and a massive reconstruction program, or balanced budgets, she will probably favor balanced budgets. This is a problem, both for the election and when she’s elected.

I hope I’m wrong, but I suspect I won’t be.

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One Response to People Have To Like This Crap: The Infrastructure Edition

  1. sglover says:

    “Given the choice between deficit spending and a massive reconstruction program, or balanced budgets, she will probably favor balanced budgets.”

    Of course, given the choice between another war and balanced budgets, HRC will happily break out the credit card. Priorities. All hail the New Progressive Hope!

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