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TRUMP’S INFRASTRUCTURE SCAM

Our country is in dire need of massive investments in infrastructure, but what Donald Trump is proposing is nothing more than a huge tax giveaway for the rich.

1. It’s a giant public subsidy to developers and investors. Rather than taxing the wealthy and then using the money to fix our dangerously outdated roads, bridges, airports, water systems, Trump wants to give rich developers and Wall Street investors tax credits to encourage them to do it That means that for every dollar they put into a project, they’d actually pay only 18 cents and we would contribute the other 82 cents through our tax dollars.

2. We’d be turning over public roads and bridges to private corporations who will charge us expensive tolls and earn big profits. These tolls will be set high in order to satisfy the profit margins demanded by elite Wall Street investors. So—essentially—we pay twice – once when we subsidize the developers and investors with our tax dollars, and then secondly when we pay the tolls and user fees that also go into their pockets.

3. We get the wrong kind of infrastructure. Projects that will be most attractive to Wall Street investors are those whose tolls and fees bring in the biggest bucks – giant mega-projects like major new throughways and new bridges. Not the thousands of smaller bridges, airports, pipes, and water treatment facilities most in need of repair. Not the needs of rural communities and smaller cities and towns too small to generate the tolls and other user fees equity investors want. Not clean energy.

To really make America great again we need more and better infrastructure that’s for the public – not for big developers and investors. And the only way we get that is if corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes.

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Vault 101 - Dansedanserevolution - Fallout 3 [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 18/?
Fandom: Fallout 3, Fallout (Video Games)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, Underage
Relationships: Butch DeLoria/Female Lone Wanderer, Butch DeLoria/Lone Wanderer
Characters: Butch DeLoria, Female Lone Wanderer, Amata Almodovar, Wally Mack, Edwin Brotch, James (Fallout), Susie Mack, Freddie Gomez, Ellen DeLoria, Paul Hannon Jr
Additional Tags: Slow Burn, Teasing, Wasteland, Teenagers, Teen Angst, Teen Romance, Denial of Feelings, Developing Relationship, Kissing, Fighting, Fist Fights, Implied/Referenced Child Abuse, Dream Sex, Mutual Masturbation, Hand Jobs, Vaginal Fingering, Making Out, Christmas, Friendship, Implied/Referenced Drug Use, Implied/Referenced Alcohol Abuse/Alcoholism, Cunnilingus, Self-Esteem Issues, Language
Summary:

This fic features Ivy Bailey, my Lone Wanderer, and Butch DeLoria.
Their childhood conflict starts to subside when the two develop feelings for one another in the Vault and start finding out new things about themselves.

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