Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. slammed President Donald Trump's plan to use private funding to rebuild the nation's infrastructure and claimed it would create toll roads throughout the U.S., the Washington Examiner reported.
"It means Trump tolls from one end of America to the other, and huge profits for financiers who, when they put up the money, want to be repaid by the average driver, worker and citizen," Schumer said Monday.
About $200 billion of Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure plan would come from federal funds. The private sector would put in the rest, according to the website.
Schumer claimed Trump's plan would result in "much less construction" and "far fewer jobs." He insisted that under Trump's plan "places where they can't build a toll, like repair our crumbling schools, will likely get left behind."
Democrats have been pushing their own $1 trillion infrastructure plan that does not include private funding, the Examiner reported.
But Politico noted congressional Republicans appear to be pleased with the Trump plan since it is not deficit driven and offers incentives to encourage state and private funding.
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