Clinton Unveils Infrastructure Plan
Hillary Clinton is set to unveil a new infrastructure plan on Monday, highlighting how she will tackle domestic spending if elected president in 2016.
“To build a strong economy for our future, we must start by building strong infrastructure today,” the Democratic front-runner said at a campaign event in Boston, according to CBS News.
“I don’t have to tell you what a sorry state we’re in,” she added. “Our roads and bridges are potholed and crumbling. Families endure blackouts because our electric grid fails in extreme weather.”
The Hill reports:
More details are expected to be released on Monday.
Republicans have called the plan irresponsible, noting that Clinton has now proposed more than $1 trillion in new spending.
“With Hillary Clinton’s spending binge already at a trillion dollars and counting, it’s clear she wants to treat Americans’ tax dollars like every day is Black Friday with no plan to pay the bill,” Republican National Committee (RNC) spokesman Michael Short said in a statement on Sunday.
Clinton’s spending plan comes amid challenges in the Democratic primary from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, both of whom have campaigned on platforms they say are more progressive.
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