Cedar Falls, IA, June 12, 2008  The Cedar River rose to a record high of 102 feet, endangering the town of Cedar Falls, IA.  Storms have reeked havoc throughout Iowa.  Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

Photo by Patsy Lynch/FEMA

As the White House official responsible for overseeing implementation of President Obama’s massive infrastructure initiative, the 2009 Recovery Act, I’ve got a simple message for Democrats who are embracing President-elect Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan: Don’t do it. It’s a trap. Backing Trump’s plan is a mistake in policy and political judgment they will regret, as did their Democratic predecessors who voted for Ronald Reagan’s tax cuts in 1981 and George W. Bush’s cuts in 2001.

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