Merkley Slams Trump’s Infrastructure Sham

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement after President Trump released his infrastructure plan:

“President Trump’s long-awaited ‘infrastructure plan’ doesn’t directly invest in infrastructure and can hardly be called a plan. Trump’s supposed 1.5-trillion-dollar infrastructure plan is actually a no-infrastructure sham.

“Instead of helping struggling communities, this proposal actually saddles them with higher costs – raising taxes on local taxpayers and forcing commuters to pay ‘Trump Tolls’ to line the pockets of Wall Street. This proposal is the legislative equivalent of Trump University or Trump Taj Mahal – an absolute scam designed to make Donald Trump look better while forcing others to pay.”