Rubber Stamp? We'll See
If that venture didn't make Rounds a bit more circumspect about his unabashed enthusiasm for Trump's public-private concept, the rest of us should be paying attention. An analysis of the Trump plan by the conservative free-market thinkers at the American Action Forum uses words like "fantasy on steroids . . . nonsense . . . there is no infrastructure Genie" to lambaste Trump's supposedly revenue neutral plan for providing investors with tax breaks that will be offset by taxes on wages of new construction workers, along with corporate profits earned by builders and contractors. Meanwhile, the vastly more liberally-oriented Washington Post calls it a "trap . . . a tax cut plan for utility investors . . . that doesn't directly fund infrastructure" and could provide tax breaks for "investors in previously planned projects."
The American Society of Civil Engineers has identified (in 2013) numerous infrastructure projects that need repairs and upgrades in South Dakota. The total bill over the next couple of
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