The president’s $1 trillion tax plan would also benefit a border infrastructure plan by boosting investment in the U.S.-Mexico border, according to a nonpartisan analysis of the president’s tax proposals.
Trump’s tax plans could include the infrastructure boost.
The border wall proposal would help with the $20 billion a year that the U:T.P. would need to build a border barrier, the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, a nonpartisan research organization, estimated.
But the border wall funding would not be enough to fund the wall.
“The wall does not have to be built to pay for it,” said Roberton Williams, a tax expert and senior fellow at the Tax Foundation.
The White House said Trump’s tax plan, which would provide a $1.4 trillion boost to the national debt over the next decade, would include $3.5 trillion in infrastructure investments.
It is not clear how much of the infrastructure money could be used to fund a wall.
The White House has said Trump is committed to spending $1,000 per household on a wall, which could include a “wall fund” that would provide an additional $10 billion to help fund the construction of the wall and the building of the border fence.
Under current law, the U,T.
Ps $3 trillion infrastructure fund is supposed to be used for highway, transit and other public works projects.
Some lawmakers and experts say it is unlikely the wall fund would be enough.
The tax overhaul could boost construction of roads, bridges, tunnels and other infrastructure, according a report last week by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
That report, by former Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, and former Sen. Tom Coburn, R, Okla., estimated that Trump’s plan would cost $1trillion over 10 years, far more than the $1tn estimate of the White House.
Tax analysts say the wall could be financed by increasing the debt ceiling, which expires in December.
The House of Representatives is set to vote on a measure to raise the debt limit on Dec. 14.