Donald Trump releases plan to privatize America’s roads and bridges

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Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump has had a lot to say during his campaign, but some critics have admonished him  for the lack of actual policy he’s spoken about. Now, just days before the election, some of Trump’s plans for the country are coming into the spotlight.
 
“We will cancel billions in global warming payments to the united nations and use that money to invest in America. We’re going to keep our money here and we’re going to take care of our infrastructure, and we’re going to take care of our environment, and we’re going to lower our taxes,” said Trump at a rally in Tampa, Florida Saturday.
 
The statement came just days after his campaign released a plan to privatize new infrastructure development in the United States. The plan was put together by two of Trump’s chief economic advisers.
 
The key selling point is that the plan is free for taxpayers. Instead, the federal government would offer tax credits to private investors so they can run the projects. Those tax credits, on top of investor’s own money, would help fund fully-private bridges and highways.
 
The investors would then earn their profits back from usage fees, such as tolls; so instead of paying for the new roads through taxes, Americans would pay for them during their commutes. 
 
The federal government already offers credit programs to help states and cities team up with private investors to build new infrastructure. Trump’s plan is different because it seems to focus on fully-private projects, which are less common.
 
You can view the full plan, here.
 

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