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Trump Takes 'New Deal' Approach to Fixing Nation's Infrastructure

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By Jason Devaney   |   Thursday, 05 May 2016 09:30 PM

One of Donald Trump's campaign promises is one that involves fixing the nation's infrastructure, a claim he compares to the New Deal.

New York Magazine's Eric Levitz writes that Trump's plan to repair the United States' aging infrastructure — which includes roads, bridges, tunnels, and the power grid — could end up moving him left on the political spectrum because of the massive amount of government spending his plan would entail.

"Maybe my greatest strength is the economy, jobs, and building," Trump told CNBC Thursday. "We do have to rebuild our infrastructure."

Trump addressed the issue in his latest book, "Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again."

"Fixing our infrastructure will be one of the biggest projects this country has ever undertaken. There isn't going to be a second chance to get it right," Trump wrote in his book, according to an excerpt published by ABC News last fall. "Let me ask you, if your own house was falling down and you had to hire someone to fix it before it completely collapsed, who would you hire? A guy who tells you what he's planning to do, or a guy who has proven what he can do countless times before?

"In America, our house is falling down. Numerous times I've developed project after project. I raise the money, solve endless problems, bring in the right people, and get it done. Those are four words politicians can't use: I get it done."

Trump admits the project would come with a price tag in the trillions, adding that it would create 13 million jobs.

"If we do what we have to do correctly, we can create the biggest economic boom in this country since the New Deal when our vast infrastructure was first put into place. It's a no-brainer," Trump wrote in his book.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal consisted of a series of programs that stimulated job growth in post-Depression America.

Trump's promise to spent at least $1 trillion of government money on an construction project, however, could be spun as something a Democrat would say, writes Levitz. Republicans typically champion for less government spending, not more. Democrats generally take the opposite approach.

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