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Trump’s Infrastructure Plan: Privatize the Airports!

President Trump’s long-awaited infrastructure plan requires selling off federal government interests in the two main Washington, DC, area airports. Ronald Reagan Washington National and Dulles International airports have been targeted for potential divestiture under the plan released Monday. “The Federal Government owns and operates certain infrastructure that would be more appropriately owned by State, local, or private entities,” the plan says. Also targeted for potential sale are two main DC car thoroughfares, the George Washington Memorial Parkway and Baltimore-Washington Parkway, as well as the Washington Aqueduct, which provides the general public water supply to the district. Beyond Washington, Trump is… Keep Reading

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Trumponomics: President Considers Plan to Privatize The International Space Station

Trump’s latest real estate venture – space.  The Trump administration is proposing ending federal financing of the International Space Station to permit private business to take over funding the orbiting laboratory, according to the Washington Post.       After a transition period, the federal government would cease direct financing after 2024, the newspaper stated, citing NASA documents. “The decision to end direct federal support for the ISS in 2025 does not imply that the platform itself will be deorbited at that time — it is possible that industry could continue to operate certain elements or capabilities of the ISS as part of… Keep Reading

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The Libertarian Executive: President Trump Orders Massive Public Land Sell-Off In Utah

When Donald Trump became President, libertarians hoped that he would bring a hard-nosed business mentality to government. Trump has delivered by announcing his plans to sell off up to 90 percent of a national park in Utah, an unprecedented move nullifying a key achievement of his predecessor. President Trump spoke in Salt Lake City, UT today to announce that he would be drastically reducing the 1.3 million acre Bears Ears National Monument down to 228,784 acres split between two separate areas. Bears Ears was declared a national monument by President Barack Obama in 2016, and this will be yet another… Keep Reading

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Moderate Republicans Cry Foul After Freedom Caucus Member Nominated To Lead NASA

Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) is one of the most conservative members of the House, serving in the chamber’s controversial Freedom Caucus that has stopped many profligate bills and made many waves in Washington D.C. Bridenstine may get the opportunity to take his talents to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as he was named by President Trump to serve as the new head of the organization. Bridenstine was formerly the executive director of the Tulsa Air & Space Museum & Planetarium, and has been a long-time advocate of privatizing space. He is a strong supporter of mining for minerals… Keep Reading

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