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Conservative groups pressure Trump on infrastructure plan

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The Hill cites Marc Scribner on potential federal infrastructure legislation.

Other groups flatly reject the notion of using infrastructure to stimulate economic growth, and believe that if there is an infrastructure crisis, it should not be fixed through federal spending.

“I won’t critique the financing specifics here, many of which are sketchy. Instead, I’ll focus on the assumption underlying the assumptions,” wrote Marc Scribner, a policy expert for the Competitive Enterprise Institute. “Contrary to the dominant political narrative from members of both parties, which is parroted uncritically by most of the press, there is little evidence that these public works projects promote long-run economic growth.”

Read the full article at The Hill.