White House Says Trump Wants Bipartisan Deal on Infrastructure

December 24, 2017

OAN Newsroom

As President Trump prepares to unveil his infrastructure plan, Republicans and Democrats differ on how they want to pay for it.

White House officials announced Sunday, they would be unveiling an infrastructure package in the beginning of the new year.

While both parities want to rebuild the country, Democrats say the available funds for the plan were lost in GOP led tax reform while Republicans want to mix federal investments with contributions from the private sector.

Leaders on both sides of the aisle plan to meet in the upcoming days to coordinate a 2018 agenda, something President Trump is optimistic about.

“I really do believe we’re going to have a lot of bipartisan work done and maybe we start with infrastructure because I really think it can be bipartisan, we spent 7 trillion dollars in the Middle East not to mention all the lives and heartache, its so sad, 7 trillion dollars, its time for us to rebuild our country,” said Trump.

While immigration and border security are expected to be contentious issues in 2018, infrastructure is a point of agreement for the two parties.

  • LILIBETH

    Yep and the taxes were sure being collected enough to run a lot of businesses out of the country!

  • LILIBETH

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  • LILIBETH

    Lol….most worthless aid money is still out there. You have been duped!

    • weasel1886

      We are talking about bringing corporate profits home. Trumps spending plan increases foreign aid

      • LILIBETH

        Start with cutting off the UN bloodsuckers. Bring our money home.

  • LILIBETH

    Absolutely – we were not even close to having any shovel ready jobs. Investing in our own infrastructure will generate money and help our nation.

  • LILIBETH

    We never brought our money home before. Time to invest in our own nation.

  • peggy6824

    While Trump is suggesting that some of it be paid for with Federal Tax Dollars and the rest by the individual states, Democrats seek to pay for it all with Federal Tax Dollars which is no surprise considering the cost of infrastructure in NY (Subway), D.C. (Subway), CA (Dams, train, etc.) for which they have already sought Federal bailouts.

  • LILIBETH

    More than a drop in the bucket and not to worry the economy is picking up steam, people are looking forward to tomorrow. The only people who are yelling bah humbug are the losers libs/ dims. Merry Christmas!

  • LILIBETH

    Gee guess why? Where are all those shovel ready jobs that Obama promised us for 10 trillion dollars?

  • LILIBETH

    Not to worry, bringing our money home will help! MERRY CHRISTMAS

  • LILIBETH

    FIRST thing we need to do is to bring our money home and stopped financing other countries that hate us.

  • LILIBETH

    Guess we will find out. Economy is picking up and confidence is growing

  • LILIBETH

    Public and private monies… Would you rather our infrastructure fall down around us?

  • Frank Meccia

    Why is it, the Democrat’s glass is always half empty when it come to this President. We are never going to get cooperation from them, Perfect example, last week Nancy Scrooge Pelosi sent an email out to all democrats telling them not to vote for the tax bill, and they follow what ever she and Chuck write. The only way we are going to get anything done is for the Republicans to stick together and vote as a total block.Otherwise we are going to loose in November and nothing will get done after that.

  • landy fincannon

    End all foreign aid, make NATO pay the lions share of the expense for their own protection.
    We can longer afford to be the world’s police nor bank rolling every UN intervention.

  • John S

    Build that Wall.
    And, Mexico will pay for it.

  • KMA

    Seems simple to me, STOP REBUILDING OTHER COUNTRIES !
    4 trillion spent in 2017 in foreign “corruption” aid !
    I hope Santa gives me a gift like that today 😁

  • C B

    The Liberal Politicians will not cooperate until #1 they can pick who and what companies will be allowed to build the infrastructure and then #2 it can’t happen until they own all the Phony Unionized Minority / Illegal Immigrant Companies that will be given all the Contracts . POTUS needs to move ahead without them or it will never get done or done correctly . America is a Right To Work Country MAGA …………..

  • Floridastorm

    $787 billion stimulus bill in August 2010 for shovel ready jobs. $305 billion measure to fund roads, bridges, and rail lines in December 2015. That’s a few billion over $1 trillion supposedly allocated for infrastructure. Can someone please tell the American taxpayers where that money went? Now we need massively more amounts of money to do the same thing all over again? There needs to be an audit into where in the world those previous funds went before on cent more is approved.

    • youareok100

      That’s easy. There were no real shovel ready jobs. I am in construction and projects were not just sitting and waiting. The only thing was the milling and repaving of highways. Whether it was needed or not. The asphalt paving companies scored big. The rest of construction sat an watched

  • Tyrone

    Dems will be on board for the spending part, but not so much on the paying part.

    • HarryObrian

      Oh, they’re paying,.. well the peon ones are anyway. Have you tried one of those new tax rate calculators out on the net. The middle class is getting screwed and the almost rich, the lawyers around DC, the ones that make between 500k and a mill, are making big bucks.

  • Brad

    Bipartisan- ironically it seems that the obstructionist continue to burn their bridges, how will President Trump enlist the cooperative spirit from a group hell bent on self destruction?????

  • Varangian Guard

    I want peace on earth and goodwill toward all men.
    I think I’ll settle for a ham sandwich, perhaps the POTUS should as well. We both have lofty, optimistic goals.

    Prove us wrong progressives……I dare you.

  • greg12345678910

    I’ve got an infrastructure project for you: it’s called build the damn wall!

    • HarryObrian

      Obviously not high on the list anymore. As Barry Soetoro said when someone asked him why he wasn’t keeping his campaign promises,.. “I’m not campaigning.”

  • Twinkle Toes

    Demos will tie infrastructure to DACA and clemency for felon illegal aliens.

  • FoolIggy

    Dems WILL participate because if they don’t, I suspect the Republicans can get enough votes to pass it anyway!

    This will become PORK BARREL at its best!

    Every state wants the feds to ‘rob’ the taxpayer as the ‘trickle down effect’ means it will cost 30 times more than a NORMAL process would cost PLUS…….

    State politicians don’t want to be held to blame for costs, they want “$$’s” transferred to them so they can pork barrel it to their friends in high places!

    Sad to say but until America drains the swamp, the swamp rats know when to close ranks to benefit themselves, their family members, and their friends. Ask ol’ nancy pelosi how it works and how her and her husband got 10’s of millions working the system every chance they got.

    Ask American Indian elizabeth how easy it is to ensure you can make 30 times your money when working from the top down!

    I once had a high ranking official from another country ask me: “why do you have politicians in washington?” I said: “To manage the legislative process.” He said: “NO! It’s so every rich person can own at least two swamp rat politicians so they can ensure money flows into their wallets!”

    I trust President Trump and believe he has a plan BUT it can NOT be easy working with a bunch of rats that will eat anything that gets in their way only to grow bigger and stronger in the dark state of washington dc.

    • HarryObrian

      Very well said.

  • LILIBETH

    Dems won’t cooperate. They are too filled with hatred to help our people.

    • Deplorable Me

      For some it’s hatred. For the rest, it’s more than likely that they’re being blackmailed into resisting.

      • HarryObrian

        I live in a dem infested locale and not one of them has ever admitted or even hinted to anything close to your inference of being held hostage unless your referring to the shackles of being a victim of the de-education system.

    • Dakota

      Lil your ded on tax reform is prime example. I’m very confident chuck U. And Nancy P have led there party down a skunk hole. Heidi Heitkamp dem from ND is going to get wiped out in Nov.

  • landy fincannon

    Yea, like this isn’t going to swell the debt. Please, I was born at night but it wasn’t last night.

    • LILIBETH

      Wow you must have really hated Obama! He doubled the national debt and we have nothing to show for it.

      • landy fincannon

        Yep, along with the GOP. They assented him every step of the way.

        • LILIBETH

          We had a government of wimps and traitors. Now we have a nationalist President.MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    • HarryObrian

      It’s payback to the unions for their minimal support of his election. He’s already paid back the corporations for their support. While he is throwing US money around within the US, he is short sighted with respect to the fact that both those corporations and unions don’t hire many Americans anymore.

  • Ray

    Good luck with this one Mr. President.