But I fully agree with Paul Krugman when he writes:
Trumpists are touting the idea of a big infrastructure build, and some Democrats are making conciliatory noises about working with the new regime on that front. But remember who you’re dealing with: if you invest anything with this guy, be it money or reputation, you are at great risk of being scammed...Since he is a Keynesian, Krugman is much more sympathetic to the idea of government infrastructure programs and spending but he is correct about what is being reported as Trump's method of financing his plan. It's "complicated private equity/tax credits stuff." And it is a scam that appears will be done in a manner that will indeed screw the average citizen.
Again, all of these questions could be avoided by doing things the straightforward way: if you think we should build more infrastructure, then build more infrastructure, and never mind the complicated private equity/tax credits stuff. You could try to come up with some justification for the complexity of the scheme, but one simple answer would be that it’s not about investment, it’s about ripping off taxpayers. Is that implausible, given who we’re talking about?
More when further details emerge.