The Democrats' lobbyist-driven infrastructure bill recently passed, but the Build Back Better plan ("human infrastructure") is meeting resistance even though they named it something alliterative, which made it sound adorable.
I studied it, and the Build Back Better plan is a three-step process. First, the Dems take the money from us via taxes, then they borrow more to further mire our nation in debt, and then — and this is the important third step — they set about wasting the money.
I have asked for years for anyone out there to email me if their town got a bridge, a road or anything from Obama/Biden's "shovel ready jobs" stimulus bill of 2011. We were promised infrastructure, for which most of us do not mind paying. But instead we got handouts to public sector unions and Democrat bagmen. Why should we think these bills would be any different?
To get the first bill done, Nancy Pelosi lied. She did her best to channel her inner Oprah and went around to congressmen saying, "And you get a road, and you get a road and you get a bridge."
Many of the components of, and the demands in, the purported "Human Infrastructure Bill" are racial. CNN's April Ryan said we should make sure we address racial inequality when we build roads — in short, roads are racist.
Thank goodness for Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema. They held the line on some of the insanity. The simple fact is there are 10 million unfilled jobs in the economy, so why do we need government stimulus to get the economy going? Some of these government-dependent lay-abouts need to get off the couch and stop watching Maury Povich, go take a help wanted sign down on almost all the businesses around town and make a living. Stimulus, if ever needed, is not needed when the economy has plenty of unfilled jobs.
The weak and watered down way the first bill was passed is partially because Joe Biden's popularity rating is down to 37% now. Go to any sporting event in the South and many in the North, and you will hear vulgar chants directed toward Joe Biden. He is starting to think his name is Brandon.
Biden can no longer cloak his bad policies in self-aggrandizing goals of "social justice" and "economic equality." Every time Americans go to the pump, they see how bad things are.
Aside from the Afghanistan pullout debacle, gas prices, inflation higher than Hunter Biden on a weekend and personal gaffes, Biden's secretary of transportation (you know him as the lovable former Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind.) has messed up the supply chain. Even Black Lives Matters officials issued a stern warning to the administration that they would discontinue looting stores until the shelves are once again appropriately stocked.
The kink in the supply chain is causing clear problems for Democrats. The New Jersey race where a Republican almost won that dark blue state and Terry McAuliffe's loss in Virginia to a novice Republican candidate are concerning to Dems. They could have just blamed it on the supply chain: 100,000 votes for McAuliffe from China, destined for Alexandria, Virginia, got stuck on a ship at the Port of Long Beach.
Democrats have taken no responsibility for the terrible results that their policies have wrought. Biden blamed COVID and Trump. And Alec Baldwin blamed his assistant prop manager.
Contact Ron Hart, a syndicated op-ed satirist, author and TV/radio commentator, at Ron@RonaldHart.com or Twitter @RonaldHart.