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Trump's "Infrastructure" Plan? Weaponized Keynesianism and a Pumped Up War Budget


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Trump's "Infrastructure" Plan? Weaponized Keynesianism and a Pumped Up War Budget

William Hartung

Other than shouting about building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, one of Donald Trump’s most frequently proclaimed promises on the 2016 campaign trail was the launching of a half-trillion-dollar plan to repair America’s crumbling infrastructure (employing large numbers of workers in the process). Eighteen months into his administration, no credible proposal for anything near that scale has been made.


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No meaningful reduction in military spending will happen until the alphabet agencies are addressed or eliminated, and bribery from the military contractors eliminated. That’s where the publics big battles lie. The pentagon can be subdued, but not before their overseers and protectors are taken out. Neutering the Alphabets is essential to any meaningful infrastructure investment, and the salvation of this country in general.

I wonder if U. of Penn regrets allowing daddy Trump to by his son a diploma ? I bet that’s one they wish they could get back.


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USA 21 trillion dollar debt.

Pentagon 21 trillion in spending not accounted for.

Solution. Cut programs that help feed the poor.

Result. The poor get poorer and the 1 percent keeps looting the nation even as they claim the poor as parasites.


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We read and speak in the backwash of a great deal of distortion regarding John Maynard Keynes. Keynes did not recommend just going out and spending gobs of money. He recommended budgeting spending to control inflation and deflation. Because this entered American policy palpably in deflationary 1932, he is known for approximately half of his idea.

Pay for play, payola, and pork barrel appropriation and diversion existed previously. We knew them by terms like theft, bribery, and corruption. The differences are several, and the military budget is a great example:

  • This the spending is not tied to any beneficial management of the artificiality of capital
  • This spending does not go to poor workers, by and large
  • This spending does not go to beneficial public works. By and large it goes to destructive actions abroad.

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We were always at war with ourselves…

(George Orwell paraphrases Walt Kelly)


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Hell, with robotics, the Pentagram won’t even need the poor as cannon fodder. Uncle Sam: “Cancel those school lunches!”