In the next few weeks, I will sign an executive order clearing away the red tape that slows down too many construction projects. But you need to fund these projects. Take the money we’re no longer spending at war, use half of it to pay down our debt, and use the rest to do some nation-building right here at home. (Applause.)
Huh? Even without the expense of the Iraq War, we are still running a deficit somewhere in the vicinity of $1.5 trillion a year. How exactly do we pay down anything based on the fact that we could have been spending more? Sorry, they never covered this accounting trick in B-School.