Stripping America for parts and selling them off

Commerce moves through Kentucky Lock

I don’t think this has a snowball’s chance in hell, but with this gang, you never know:

The Trump administration is making a push to sell off federal assets as part of its infrastructure plan released Monday.

Among the targets: Reagan National and Dulles International airports and two major parkways serving the Washington region, as well as power assets around the country, according to a copy of the proposal.

Power transmission assets from the Tennessee Valley Authority; the Southwestern Power Administration, which sells power in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas; the Western Area Power Administration; and the Bonneville Power Administration, covering the Pacific northwest, were cited for potential divestiture. The Washington Aqueduct, which supplies drinking water in D.C. and Northern Virginia, also is on the list.

“The Federal Government owns and operates certain infrastructure that would be more appropriately owned by State, local, or private entities,” the Trump plan says. It calls for giving federal agencies “authority to divest of Federal assets where the agencies can demonstrate an increase in value from the sale would optimize the taxpayer value.”

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2 Responses to Stripping America for parts and selling them off

  1. Imhotep February 13, 2018 at 11:44 am #

    Trump, the Republicans and far too many neo-liberal Democrats want to privative all publically operated utilities, roads, bridges, museums, parks and so on.

    Profit, profit, profit.

    The profit motive dose not “establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare or secure our liberties and prosperity.”

    In fact the profit motive accomplishes just the opposite.

    What is “providing for the common defense” for example?

    We humans have two choices and only two choices.

    Either we stop burning massive quantities of fossil fuels or we become, in the extreme, “Waterworld.”

    With that in mind, our government—-“We the People”——-should nationalize the fossil fuel industry and begin fazing it out in favor of renewable fuels.

    “All power to the People” and not the Capitalist oligarchs.

  2. Lless February 13, 2018 at 2:07 pm #

    Vladimir Putin did this and it turned out just grand for the Russian people now didn’t it?

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