Claim Chowder is Served: Infrastructure

(H/T: Scissorhead Skinny-D)

We’ve been saying since, well, forever, that the big infrastructure plan was going to consist of selling off public commons to private industry, and here we go:

“The Trump administration’s infrastructure plan released Monday proposes that the federal government consider selling off Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport.

“The administration wants to allow federal agencies to divest assets if they “can demonstrate an increase in value from the sale would optimize the taxpayer value for federal assets,” according to Trump’s blueprint for an infrastructure package.

“It also includes the George Washington and Baltimore Washington parkways, the Washington Aqueduct and the transmission assets of the Tennessee Valley Authority and Bonneville Power Administration on the list for “potential divestiture.”

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7 Responses to Claim Chowder is Served: Infrastructure

  1. And since we know the only “taxpayers” who count are the ones getting more than a buck-fitty in their paychecks, they’re abso-fucking-lutely correct. The aim IS to increase return on value for the taxpayers (in the 0.01%).

    It’s a bust-out:

    Something the Trump Crime Family is well acquainted with.


  2. Osirisopto says:

    Not a the Brooklyn bridge? C’mon, man. Trumps got to be able to find someon3 who’ll buy the Brooklyn bridge.


  3. roket says:

    Possum Holler uses TVA electricity. 100 Quatloos they blame Obama when their electric rates skyrocket.


  4. Sirius Lunacy says:

    Trump White House announces NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE WEAK!!!


  5. RobGinChicago says:

    Oh hell, we’ve tried that in Chicago under former Mayor for Life, Richie Daley the Dumber, and it didn’t exactly work out to well for the taxpayers. He sold the beautiful Chicago Skyway, a half mile stretch of scenic elevated bridge between Chicago and Indiana along lake Michigan, and tolls quickly rose from $2 to $6, and the Chicago cops bring in even more with ever present speed radar traps on the Chicago side approaches. He sold off street parking to one of the mega-banks, so the bank removed just about all free parking anywhere in the city, placing pay boxes on every block of arterial streets, many operating 24/7, and replacing downtown and Gold Coast metered parking with those same pay boxes (with pay boxes, you get a receipt slip to place on your dashboard, and if you leave the space early, the next person parking can’t use your extra time). You used to be able to park at meters downtown for about $7 – $10/day, but now it would cost about $40, so the off street lots are generally a bit cheaper. All of the City run inexpensive parking garages, save one or two downtown, have been sold to private industry as well, and they’ve either been torn down or tripled in price. Very few City asset sales have worked out for the taxpayer, and the money raised on major asset sales, like street parking, was spent long ago. In general, the taxpayers have not been well served by these sales and privatizing of public assets.


  6. paul fredine says:

    well, why not? he’s already started selling off some of our national parks and other public lands to benefit the taxpayers (otherwise known as rich guys anxious to make a buck no matter the cost). if you think it’s all going to benefit the little guy, boy do i have a bridge to sell yo….ooops, too late.


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