50M New Infrastructure Jobs Program Details: The American Society of Civil Engineers issues a comprehensive report every four years on the status of our nation's infrastructure, with letter grades and detailed funding breakdowns per each category. The 2005 Infrastructure Report Card detailed a 5-yr price of $1.6T overall. The 2009 Report Card added a 15th category (Levees), and with both economic inflation plus further deterioration of infrastructure by then, the 5-yr price rose to $2.2T overall. The 2013 Report Card added a 16th category and painted an even more dire situation, with a 5-yr projected cost jumping to $3.6T overall investment needed. The latest Report Card (2017) repeats those 16 categories, with a total projected deficiency of $4.6T investment needed over ten years. This Jobs Program pre-estimates both the inflation and the deterioration factors, adds two (2) further categories of American infrastructure need, and spreads the entire investment program over an eight-year total span of all included projects completed nationwide, allowing 33% increase from the 2017 ASCE recommendation, for $6.1T overall invested - the lion's share of that amount coming from transformation of debt/welfare as subsidies redirected into work performed.
Funding Sources and Differentials: Each ASCE Report Card typically indicates that roughly one-half of all *recommended* funding (including both public and private sources) for each proposed five-year nationwide infrastructure plan is being *actually* funded. That's why things are still getting further and faster behind. The national situation is already well beyond serious, even partially into critical or even emergency status of various types of infrastructure, especially in particular areas. Labor is about 45% of the cost for new infrastructure, and about 80% of the cost for maintenance and repairs of existing infrastructure. The math is very involved overall, but the short story is that the $450B+ annual savings from the Rewards Program, besides paying for other needs, also allows an earmarked $150B in further annual cash investment directly into America's infrastructure ($1.2T additional monetary investment from government, which brings additional public-sector money into the equation too...), plus annually transforms and redirects hundreds of billions of dollars in welfare and other entitlement losses (negative value) into tremendous positive value investment via millions of the also-necessary infrastructure jobs created. In other words, even at 6.1 trillion dollars generously overestimated for an eight-year total program cost to repair and modernize everything everywhere, some of that original infrastructure need is already being funded anyway, and using the reliable ASCE methodology as our baseline guide, the entire remainder need will be well surpassed by all the new additional investment made directly available via ongoing transformation of debt/welfare, with plenty of healthy margin to spare.
$60B Added to Annual Defense Budget: Another pre-designated earmark from the and Rewards Program savings of $450B+ per year is $60B to be added to the annual current (2016-2017) Defense Department budget levels for each of these same next eight (8) years of the Programs. The majority of this extra amount is intended for increasing numbers of all normal military assets like tanks, planes, ships, and etc. However, of that annual amount, roughly $1.2B/yr will go towards the salaries, benefits and equipping of 13,000 newly-active (and/or reactivated) military engineers across domestic America (see more below), roughly $3.8B/yr will go towards increasing and deploying more numbers of the larger, more specialized types of "big boy" military construction equipment around our domestic nation for supporting the wider-scope and heavy-duty infrastructure projects to be scheduled by federal, state, and local project leaders everywhere via their area-corresponding military engineers, and roughly another $1B will be earmarked for planned equipment and materials expansion of the Prime Power unit (see more details below), which unit already includes roughly 1800 of those above 13,000 overall additional personnel growth within the Army Corps of Engineers (those 1800 personnel additions to Prime Power are already included in the $1.2B estimate above, but another roughly $1B goes for the equipment and materials necessary to expand Prime Power as further detailed below). After the planned eight year duration of these two Programs, either approximately $1.5B to $2B annually added to the current Defense budget levels shall continue for the increased cost of those 13,000 overall "extra" personnel in the Army Corps of Engineers, or a much lesser amount for at least maintaining the expanded Prime Power unit personnel levels, or other considerations will need to be made by that time.
Projects Prioritization and Subsidies Durations: Team American Dream will use the following unified method to prioritize amongst all 18 infrastructure categories in conjunction with best arrangements for incentivizing the variously targeted work force demographic segments of our population. Each infrastructure category is to be rated from Tier 1 through Tier 8 in overall determined national need, directly corresponding to eight (8) different lengths of "tax holiday" duration periods assigned (in multiples of "quarters", i.e., 13-week periods, with maximum two-year such tax holiday duration for any infrastructure category), in regards to the temporary employee-employer non-taxable income waivers and so forth (see individual pages for more details). For example, obvious Tier 1 needs include rebuilding Military Assets, and so that topic and category is well covered herein, but the point is that all jobs falling under a Tier 1 category will have a corresponding full two-year (eight quarters) tax holiday duration for those related employee-employer purposes, while infrastructure jobs falling under a Tier 2 category will enjoy seven quarters of tax holiday duration, Tier 3 jobs will get six quarters (1.5 years), and so forth, down to non-critical Tier 8 jobs with corresponding one-quarter (13 week) tax holiday durations. As to all references about ObamaCare penalty waivers upon the individual Jobs Program topics pages, the plan is to provide those penalty waivers for the current year of the person's hiring date if the job falls under Tier 5 through Tier 8, or the current hiring date calendar year plus the next following calendar year if the job falls under Tier 1 through Tier 4.
Implementation Options: President Trump has already issued various executive orders in alignment with the needs and goals of this very same First Class America plan. President Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress will surely be joined together with most or even all Democrats in solid support for easily ensuring their own re-elections, i.e., in quickly signing-off on this First Class America plan and thereby solving the dire needs of America and of most Americans (voters) everywhere. They will immediately pass an emergency authorization bill to begin prompt implementation of these two Programs, or two separate bills works just fine as well with the Rewards Program bill passed first, or President Trump may certainly, given the self-evident critical nature of these great economic problems, simply issue one or more new Executive Order(s) based squarely upon the painfully obvious national economic security ("NES") concerns for everyone in America, either as major Executive actions themselves (remember, there is not one single penny of any new taxation required for either of these Programs, hence presidential executive power already covers most of these Programs as is... hence consent of Congress is really only needed upon some of the details... and even that is mostly only via a few congressional Committees, not actual floor votes needed...), or the President may issue temporary Executive actions to get things rolling while Congress hammers out a fully-detailed bill or pair of bills. And either way, at that point, regardless how accomplished, all things may engage into full gear, so that all Americans can soon benefit greatly together in a nationwide explosion of economic growth for all.
Note: Team American Dream may yet tweak any program aspect, such as consideration for waiting periods, frequency of program availability, income and/or debt thresholds, and/or whatever else may enhance the growth of jobs, household incomes, and other goals.
Trade in your student loan debt for hiring subsidy into your career path.
Your regular assistance total is your infrastructure jobs hiring subsidy.
Your former service to America will now serve you with preferred hiring.
Certain "distressed" FHA/VA/USDA home loans qualify for incentives.