Trump’s $1 Trillion Plan: A Windfall for YOU and Wall Street
Many of you probably spent part of the holiday season traveling on our nation’s roads and interstates or in our airports. So this week’s “Slap in the Face” Award goes out to the elected officials who have ignored the condition of our crumbling U.S. infrastructure.
I’m talking about roads, water and sewer systems, ports, airports, etc. The list is endless.
How bad has it gotten?
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) grades our infrastructure a “D+” and states that with the current gas tax funding system that’s in place, it will take until 2090 to complete the repair projects on our plates now…
Not the ones coming down the pike, the ones in progress now.
The ASCE further estimates that 25% of America’s bridges are “structurally deficient,” 33% of our nation’s major roads are in poor or mediocre condition, and almost half of all major urban highways are congested. We simply don’t have enough major roads to support our population.
As a result, Americans waste $32 billion in travel time delays each year and another $97 billion on vehicle operating costs.
According to the Federal Highway Administration, more than 11% of total highway bridges in the U.S. are classified as “structurally deficient.” But states are allowed to allocate up to 50% of their bridge funds for other purposes… and they’ve been doing it.
Why? Because in the past 20 years, gas prices have risen 200%. But the federal gas tax has stayed the same – $0.184 per gallon. With inflation, that means we’ve seen a 35% drop in how much is available to fix our roads and bridges.
For comparison, Canada pays $0.80 per gallon in taxes, Germany pays $3.43 per gallon, and again, the U.S. sits at $0.184.
When it comes to airports… have you been through LaGuardia lately? It looks like a bombed-out city.
And what about unseen portions of our infrastructure, like water and sewer systems?
We have 250,000 waterlines breaks and 75,000 sewer overflows per year. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates we’ll need to spend $384 billion by 2030 to take care of those problems.
The EPA also expects that in the future, Americans will experience longer periods of low pressure and outages from their water systems and more required boil notices as well.
Boiling our water here in the “U.S. of A”!
In 2000, Hong Kong decided to address its water and sewer problems. It has reduced the number of line breaks from almost 2,500 per year to a little more than 300.
This situation can be corrected, but our leaders seem to have turned a blind eye to the problems.
It’s nothing short of a national disgrace, and one that Trump has listed as one of his top priorities.
The ASCE estimates it will cost $3.6 trillion, before 2020, to fix.
The Oxford Club is hosting a free webinar that’ll discuss the infrastructure problem, its solutions and the investment potential it offers. It’s something you should tune in to. You can get all the information below.
This situation is a disgrace, but the money that has to be spent will make it one of the biggest investment opportunities of our lifetimes.
You don’t want to miss this one.
Managing Editor’s Note:
With Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure proposal on the table, we could see several major changes beginning very soon. And investors who know what trades to make, in the short and long terms, will see the opportunity to lock in massive profits.
It’s unfolding quickly… and that’s why The Oxford Club is holding a special LIVE briefing on Thursday, January 19, the night before Trump’s historic inauguration. This FREE event, hosted by Oxford Club Chief Income Strategist Marc Lichtenfeld, is called 100 Days of Profits.
You can register with the click of a mouse here. And frankly, attendance should be mandatory.
Marc, along with the Club’s Research Director Ryan Fitzwater, will show you exactly when and where to park your money during Trump’s first 100 days in office for the most explosive gains this coming year… regardless of what happens in Congress.
It’s an event you simply cannot afford to miss. Stay tuned, as we’ll provide more specifics in the coming weeks.