From the makers of the anti-American “For the People Act” and the unaffordable “Affordable Care Act” comes another bill title carefully crafted to deceive the American people. Under the innocuous title of “infrastructure,” a revamping of our society into a socialist state was thrust into the national discussion. The so-called “infrastructure bill” priced at a whopping $3.5 trillion became nothing more than a federal takeover of everything from child care to state transportation systems.
No one doubts that our highways could use some repair, but these Democrat-written bills are about nearly everything other than highway funding. The $3.5 trillion Democrat version included federally controlled universal preschool, taxpayer-subsidized child care, low-income housing, free community college, and more Leftist fake energy projects like clanky windmills. That’s a whole lot of bill for only very little infrastructure.
Child care, free indoctrination at community college, and radical environmentalism have nothing to do with real infrastructure. Neither do the dirty inner city buses that few people actually ride on. This is socialism on steroids. The tidal wave of printed money would not flow to improving highways and bridges, as Americans are misled to believe. Some of the dollars would be poured down the drain of mass transit which has never been economical even though they are the transportation method preferred by liberals to make people more dependent on government.
Sadly, few legislators read even portions of the infrastructure bill, much less average American citizens. That is what is so hazardous about these massive multi-trillion dollar spending packages with their deceptively cute names. In a nation where soundbites win the day, there is no end to the amount of pork that can be hidden within the pages of a lengthy bill. If conservatives want to win out over deceptive legislation like the ridiculous Democrat infrastructure bill, our first task must be to assure the American people that the bill has nothing to do with infrastructure. When we use their terminology, we are agreeing to fight on their terms. As inflation soars to greater and greater heights, we must raise a unified banner against a pork-barrel agenda.