Trump plans speech on worker training programs
- Author: Larry Hoffman Jun 13, 2017,
Jun 13, 2017, 11:00
Noting "countless" businesses and jobs depend on the nation's roadways, railways, and waterways, President Donald Trump Wednesday spoke on his administration's planned trillion dollar infrastructure investment.
Speaking in Cincinnati on Wednesday, President Trump continued his attack on the Affordable Care Act, declaring that "Obamacare is in a total death spiral". Trump understands that without the support of the people, the Senate will not pass health care reform that can resolve numerous problems created by the Affordable Care Act.
'They've had their lives completely upended by the disaster known as Obamacare, ' Trump proclaimed.
On Tuesday, Anthem, one of the nation's biggest health insurers says it will not return to Ohio's public insurance exchanges next year, which could leave consumers in 20 counties without an option for buying individual coverage on the exchange.
Mr. Trump expressed confidence in the ability of GOP senators to successfully pass a GOP health care bill, declaring, "Republicans or bust".
While infrastructure initially was seen as an area where Republican and Democrats could work together, Democrats have balked at Trump's plan for using tax incentives and public-private partnerships to finance improvements.
At a panel hosted by the Business Roundtable on Wednesday, Cordish said the problem wasn't a lack of government funding for worker training but ineffective programs.
Trump is in Cincinnati to talk about a specific piece of his infrastructure plan: inland waterways and the need to fix aging levees, dams, locks and ports.
'The last statewide insurer in the great state of OH is leaving, ' Trump said. "We look forward to working with you to address all of these critical needs and to ensure that our infrastructure investments in this country are as worthy as its people". The result in OH, he said, "was supposed to be close but it wasn't close".
Hamilton County, though, which covers the Cincinnati metro area, was one of just eight OH counties that preferred Clinton to Trump on election day - by 10 percentage points. "Isn't it about time?"
Trump has not detailed the source of the $200 billion or the breakdown in spending.
"We will do it using American labor, American energy, American iron, aluminum and steel", Trump pledged.
US President Donald Trump has presented a plan to improve the country's infrastructure and once again make the US a nation of "builders", giving authorities more freedom of action, fewer environmental regulations and private support.
"We will construct incredible new monuments to American grit and inspire wonder for generations and generations".
"Folks, it's already been a banner week for infrastructure", Pence told mayors and governors assembled at the White House for an infrastructure summit.