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Trump’s Address a Mixed Bag on Transportation and Infrastructure

This evening President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress, delivering a speech outlining many of his administration’s policy priorities. On the topic of transportation and infrastructure, he presented a mixed bag for fans of free markets.

First, the good. President Trump emphasized both public and private financing as means to increase infrastructure investment. While not entirely clear, one hopes President Trump appreciates the difference between financing—borrowing through debt markets—and funding, which is traditional government spending.

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Outlet: Competitive Enterprise Institute
Author: Marc Scribner
Type: Online
Date: Feb. 28, 2017
Title: Trump’s Address a Mixed Bag on Transportation and Infrastructure
Link: https://cei.org/blog/trumps-address-mixed-bag-transportation-and-infrastructure