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Tuesday, 01 February 2011 10:00

White House Chief of Staff Backs Private Funds for Infrastructure

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When William Daley, the new White House Chief of Staff said U.S. taxpayers should not pay for infrastructure improvements, it might have sounded to some like a good thing. But the statement he made to Bob Schieffer on Sunday�s Face the Nation on Jan. 30 deserves closer examination.

The Raw Story reported Daleys remarks that U.S. infrastructure investment should come from foreign and domestic private sources:

Thats a creative way to move forward. I dont think raising the taxes on the American people right now is the way to go at this point of our economy..Reality is, as certain people in the Republican Party have said, there's no way they are going to look for revenue raising in any way, shape, or form. It obviously puts an enormous constraint on the budget and the deficit.

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