Trump Says Obamacare In "Death Spiral"
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 09, 2017,
Jun 09, 2017, 11:50
On Wednesday, though, Trump is not expected to talk about any of that.
And President Trump says it's all part of an example of a promise that he says previous administrations have made to have a safe, reliable and modern infrastructure that just hasn't been met.
"A private-sector-driven infrastructure plan means tolls, tolls, tolls - paid by average, working Americans", said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY.
During his remarks, which lasted about half an hour, Trump framed his plan as a way to make good on his pledge to put "America first", saying expensive USA entanglements overseas have distracted the country from its goals of spurring job growth. Trump has brushed aside such worries in favor of the potential economic boosts from environmental deregulation on numerous occasions, most recently with last week's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord.
Trump said as long as he is president "we will never have outside forces telling us what to do and how to do it". Anyway, Trump spent a solid seven minutes or more of the speech saying hi to various people, places, or things, including a group of executives from Land O' Lakes butter and the captain of a boat floating in the river behind him.
"It's time to recapture our legacy as a nation of builders and to create new lanes of travel, commerce, and discovery, and we're going to see all the way into the future, which is going to be lovely, and the future is going to be bright", he said.
"93,650 families paid $16.5 million in penalties instead of purchasing unaffordable ObamaCare health plans that didn't meet their needs", Trump said.
Trump also acknowledged the presence of Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin and his family. A White House official tells CNN that Trump plans to pitch infrastructure as a nationwide problem in Ohio, as he speaks on the banks of the Ohio River.
USA inland waterways are critical routes for transporting agricultural products, but officials say they've grown old and run-down.
"Fayetteville taxpayers pay federal taxes, so we should be able to acquire funding to repave roads and fix bridges in Fayetteville more quickly than what we are doing right now", Robertson said in a news release.
Trump says an $8.7 billion maintenance backlog for waterways is only getting worse. The second reflects aspirations not validated by a nonpartisan analysis of the House GOP health-care bill that the president praises.
In Cincinnati on Wednesday, he spoke about a major insurer pulling out of the insurance exchange in Ohio.
The president also plans a speech on his push to spur infrastructure investments using public-private partnerships.
Trump has struggled to get a healthcare package passed by the U.S. Congress even though his Republican Party controls both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Charles Schumer, D-NY, have cast the plan as benefitting private investors by raising new tolls on highways and bridges.
"Republicans are working very hard to get a great health care plan".