SEC.  ELAINE CHAO

 



ELAINE CHAO - MILLIONAIRE

SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE - WORSE UNDER TRUMP - PROMISE BROKEN! 

The country’s infrastructure "will become, by the way, second to none, and we will put millions of our people back to work as we rebuild it", he said in his victory speech in November.  Has repeated his vow to spend big on the country’s roads, rail and airports, but as yet, there is no sign of action.

Donald Trump ran for president as an economic populist. This fact has been largely forgotten, buried by the flurry of bizarre and outrageous actions, and activists on both sides have had little reason to bring it up. 

His Cabinet was all a bunch of bullshit, and another series of T-RUMP lies and not much more that Cabinet Secretary Elaine Chao can do about it...  even though she is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch “ Donalds Bitch” McConnell... she is like McMahon on Business Development and Betsy ‘Brainless” DeVos on  “Lack of Education”   another pawn in the game.

McConnell is the leader of the Senate which used to be a political party and recently has become a three stooges road event.  The party calling the shots is Donald Trump.  Mitch who became a eunuch when Trump took office does what the boss tells him and Elaine Chao can’t do anything about it, so just write off infrastructure as something Republican-nots talk about but wouldn’t walk on any of the current bridges, even those under construction collapsing.  SEE PHOTO.

One outcome that seemed foreseeable was the passage of a major infrastructure law.  Democrats had long favored such a measure, and Republicans, who had blocked it largely to deny a victory to President Obama, no longer had any such incentive to deny it

The opposition was eager, or perhaps simply obligated by the pretense of bipartisanship, to cooperate. “As President-elect Trump indicated last night, investing in infrastructure is an important priority of his.

Trump promised during the campaign that he would not only work with Democrats but that he would outdo Hillary Clinton’s infrastructure proposals. “Her number is a fraction of what we’re talking about. We need much more money to rebuild our infrastructure,” he announced on the Fox Business Network in 2016. “I would say at least double her numbers, and you’re going to really need a lot more than that.” 

After the election, Steve Bannon told Michael Wolff — who, at the time, appeared to be jostling for a role as court stenographer — that Trump’s infrastructure initiative would leave a massive imprint upon the physical and political landscape:

I’m the guy pushing a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan. With negative interest rates throughout the world, it’s the greatest opportunity to rebuild everything. Shipyards, ironworks, get them all jacked up. We’re just going to throw it up against the wall and see if it sticks. It will be as exciting as the 1930s, greater than the Reagan revolution — conservatives, plus populists, in an economic nationalist movement.

As it turned out, we have reprised much of the excitement of the 1930s — presidents demanding the imprisonment of journalists and members of the opposing party, Nazis holding torchlight parades — but no infrastructure bill has materialized. After months of inaction, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced today, “I don’t know that there will be one by the end of the year.” And so the once-fabled infrastructure bill has died a quiet death. Just like the minds of the TRUMP supporters, a slow death by a thousand cuts in promises...

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