…but, these two pieces are pretty much, how do you say it, “right on time, cuz”…http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/11/11/1596484/-Trump-Promises-to-Invest-in-Infrastructure-Here-s-What-He-Really-Means
Some representative quotes:
He doesn’t mean the US government will spend money on maintenance work. I can’t blame anyone for thinking this though as it has been the norm… up until now.
What Trump means is something very different indeed. He means selling off infrastructure to private companies like Trump Enterprises so that “business moguls” like himself can personally invest in infrastructure — by buying it out from under the American people who now own it, and then charging everyone tolls to use it.
The earliest mention I have seen of this idea is in the party platform that David Koch ran on in 1980. An excerpt of that lengthy and terrifying list of policies was posted by Senator Bernie Sanders on his official site and it includes the following:
- “We call for the dissolution of all government agencies concerned with transportation, including the Department of Transportation.”
- “We demand the return of America’s railroad system to private ownership. We call for the privatization of the public roads and national highway system.”
- “We call for the privatization of the inland waterways, and of the distribution system that brings water to industry, agriculture and households.”
So back to sweet lovable me me me now and my OC (original content, y’all):
Good luck, oppressed and angry formerly better off and soon to be even worser (sic) off working class mostly white Trump supporters. I think you’ll be finding out you really screwed this election up royally this time around. The Teflon Donald and his quasi royal family are less like you than all the kinds and types of people you’re so ready to think so narrowly and bigoted towards. I think as this next wave of trickle down voodoo austerity further ramshackles most of our collective futures you’ll start to sense, if not understand, that unless you are one of the top .1 percenters or the 15-30% of the yuppie scum elite that can stomach selling out their conscience, neighbors, and planet for a “well paying role” working for these master of the universe ass holes… well I think you’ll come to realize the truth of my little saying that I have in part borrowed from an old Firesign Theatre routine or album- I’m not sure which because it’s been a long time now- but here it is:
I think we’re all indiginous bozos now on this neocon neoliberal new world order globalized bus…
Enjoy it while you can, because I think public transportation is going to be phased out altogether once Trump’s people have a chance to reconfigure the manuals. And remember, as Milo Minderbinder instructed us so presciently:
“And everybody has a share…”
Oh yeah, and check out this other link: