Trump's infrastructure blueprint 'a scam'

US President Donald Trump has unveiled his long-touted plan to revamp US infrastructure, but critics labelled it a "scam".
Mr Trump wants Congress to authorise $200bn (£144bn) over a decade to spend on roads, highways, ports and airports.
The president hopes the US states and private sector will stimulate another $1.3tn in improvements.
The plan was a Trump election promise, but it could entail Americans paying higher local taxes, fees and tolls.
The blueprint is part of a $4.4tn budget proposal which abandons the long-held Republican goal of balancing the federal budget within a decade.

"We have spent $7 trillion in the Middle East, $7 trillion. What a mistake," Mr Trump said at the White House on Monday.
"And we're trying to build roads and bridges and fix bridges that are falling down and we have a hard time getting the money and its crazy."

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