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Trump Argues Regulations Impede Infrastructure Investment



(p. A18) Mr. Trump is pursuing a similar shift in regulation, seeking to reverse or rewrite a host of rules intended to protect workers and consumers, under the theory that freeing companies from "red tape" will allow businesses to prosper, with wide-ranging benefits.

In remarks at the White House last week, Mr. Trump argued that regulation was impeding private investment in infrastructure. He held up a long, multicolored chart that he said reflected the permitting process for the construction of "a highway or a roadway."

"By the time you finished, you probably gave up," Mr. Trump said.



For the full story, see:

BINYAMIN APPELBAUM and ANA SWANSON. "Trump Bets on Business to Lift Workers." The New York Times (Thurs., December 21, 2017): A18.

(Note: the online version of the story has the date DEC. 20, 2017, and has the title "Republican Economic Policies Put Business First." The online version says that the page number for the print New York edition was A19. My print paper was probably the midwest edition.)






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