From: Huffington Post
By: Michael Likosky
While the House bill shuns market approaches to infrastructure, the Senate bill promotes an approach that leverages scarce federal tax-payer dollars to bring in outside money from states, local governments, and private investors.
Much of this happens through the promotion (Senate) or doing-away-with (House) of what are called private activity bonds. These are simply a way of financing private infrastructure where the federal government pays less than 30 cents on the dollar for projects.
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