Government Watch / Instagram / Politics

Biden’s Infrastructure Law – Power Grab

infrastructure

The $1.2 trillion-dollar spending bill Democrats just passed, joined by some Republicans, is being hailed as a national success, upgrading roads, bridges, airports, ports, and “national infrastructure.”  Having read hundreds of pages, it is nothing of the sort.

Biden, Democrats, media, and vested interests call this spending spree a win. Like Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal, border, homicides, overdoses, defunding police, inflation, Critical Race Theory, this is not a Biden win – or win for America.

Overview:  The law federalizes your life. Constitutional damage done is serious. Here is why.

First, barely a tenth of the bill, if you go by chunks, applies to repair of what most think of as critical infrastructure, fixing a bridge you cross, road you drive, ferry dock, or sidewalk.

The majority is social engineering, federal control over the private sector and life, state mandates, hundreds of databases, grants, boards, and requirements. Reading differing versions is stultifying.  See, e.g., H.R.3684 – Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

While the law was changed and re-changed, the essence is unchanged – offensive, contrary to common sense, unapologetic, federalizes what has long been – not federal.

Here is a top view, sampling. The law restricts liberty, federalizes life, defies common sense.

Example: Deer in America overpopulate urban and rural areas. Once just 300,000, the number 30 million. Experts say eight deer per kilometer is right; we have 100. Obvious answer? Thin the overpopulation, preventing so many deer from colliding with cars. See, e.g., White-Tailed Deer Overpopulation in the United States.

Democrats’ answer? Against an anti-hunting backdrop, they push hundreds of pages – and billions of dollars – at “improvements to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions, such as wildlife crossing structures.”  Imaginative ways to protect deer appear in Section 11103.

Jump to federalizing supply-and-demand for autos, for electric vehicles, “electric recharging programs,” billions to convert America to slow-motion, battery-centric, electric autos – never explaining job loss, energy inflation, or where electricity comes from, carbon-centric production.

Never mind, as Section 11109 forgets about energy independence, individual choice, economic laws – all promoting socialist virtue. Local governments are “consulted,” no veto.

Federal promotion extends to cycling, walking, “traffic calming techniques,” endless “wildlife crossing safety,” because “tens of thousands of serious injuries and hundreds of fatalities” come from not honoring wildlife,” and cars are “a major threat to the survival of species, including birds, reptiles, mammals, and amphibians.” See, Section 11122, et seq.

Billions will be spent on animal bridges, fences, tunnels, nets to protect buzzards, turtles, deer, and frogs. Makes sense to me, you? Why keep hard-earned money, when such crises loom?

Federal “courses” will teach us to avoid such hazards, while Section 11133 promotes “electric bicycles,” if partially “pedaled” and “not over 20 miles per hour.” Surely, this is what the Foundering Fathers thought federal government was for, right?

Requirements abound for “state human capital plans” to meet “workforce needs” (e.g., Section 11202), federalizing how labor is used privately. These plans must assure “continuity of leadership and knowledge sharing across the state,” fill “workplace gaps,” forget markets.

Another section demands state “websites be user-friendly,” ironic coming from the federal government. With this are big databases, as in Section 11205, to track travel and “behavior responses” for those riving, riding, cycling, or walking.

“At least one person with a disability” must be on certain federal boards. Amtrak is on notice for “passenger experience enhancement” and must form a “working group to improve onboard food and beverages.” Tax dollars at work. “No smoking” but better “cross border service with Canada,” perhaps soon Mexico?

Section 23007 – and pages after – pushes “promoting women in the trucking workforce,” despite dozens of federal laws and decisions supporting non-discrimination, market freedom.  

Contrary to the treatment of data from the military, this bill notes women in trucking must be pushed because “women have been shown to be 20 percent less likely than male counterparts to be involved in a crash.”  Should comparative data apply to male-female combat performance then?

In another eye-popping provision, federal money is pushed to assure more “minority women drivers.” This must be a crisis, border, China, and inflation notwithstanding.  To this, add pages regulations, research, studies, reports on everything – limousines, “child restraints, especially for underserved populations,” “child heatstroke,” how we use “lanes,” “driver misunderstanding,” and “marijuana” impaired driving, “especially” when injuries are to the “disabled” (kid you not), even as Democrats push drug legalization (not kidding again).

While more money is pushed for “marijuana research,” the law creates “nationally certified child safety technicians” and makes up a difference in police officer pay if officers shift from “drug recognition expert training” to administrative roles. Why?

The law pushes no texting at stoplights or stopped in traffic, motorcycle and bicycle helmets (other “non-motorized safety”), new rules for headlights, hoods, bumpers, crash dummy genders.

A federal push for “non-motorized boat use” comes with “electrification” of everything from “taxis” to “school buses,” which are historically private and local.

New “emergency” powers, “hydrogen hubs,” “nuclear plants,” and “digital equity,” with countless new databases across sectors from energy and transportation, to you name it, are here.

While bridges, roads, ports, ferry terminals, broadband, cyber-safety, and Amtrak food may improve, the overreach is breathtaking – threefold impact: We are less free, paying big bucks to be less free, and a precedent set is for wild federalization. Is this reversible, yes, but damaging to liberty, unnecessary, costly, bad for America – without question. To be clear:  No success.


We hope you've enjoyed this article. While you're here, we have a small favor to ask...

Support AMAC Action. Our 501 (C)(4) advances initiatives on Capitol Hill, in the state legislatures, and at the local level to protect American values, free speech, the exercise of religion, equality of opportunity, sanctity of life, and the rule of law.

Donate Now

If You Enjoy Articles Like This - Subscribe to the AMAC Daily Newsletter
and Download the AMAC News App

Sign Up Today Download

If You Enjoy Articles Like This - Subscribe to the AMAC Daily Newsletter!


Subscribe
Notify of
84 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
flitec
10 months ago

We didn’t push back on congress when they gave themselves a big raise in 70’s. when didn’t push back when they gave themselves all of the retirement perks and free education for their children? we never push back when they pass stupid laws that affect peoples lives and we don’t push back when they spend our hard earned tax dollars.so who’s to blame for the deep dark hole we’re in now?

Karen
10 months ago

I don’t want to wish my life away, but “Hurry 2022” Gotta stop this ruination of our great country.
Keep praying!!!!!

Darrel Morgan
10 months ago

This is crazy does any one in congress have any sense? They took an oath when they entered congress about this country, it was not to destroy the country. They are doing everything they can to
to have the congress control everything,

Jerry T.
10 months ago

This is the most ridiculous thing I have read in years. How many billions are these liberal socialists going to spend to teach deer to use their new road crossings????

Lynn
10 months ago

Why is marijuana research included in this garbage money/power grab? When did psychoactive drugs become infrastructure? Healthy?

Bill on the Hill
10 months ago

Mohican… Your assessment of the situation is 100% spot on the money…
Bill on the Hill… :~)

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
10 months ago

Hey Q Anon. If you exsist . where are you. ?? There will be a war before 20224. Kyle L.

Bill on the Hill
10 months ago

One word comes to mind after reading this: DEPRESSING…
Bill on the Hill… :~(

PaulE
10 months ago

Reality under Democrats in charge is rarely what I would call an enjoyable experience Bill. That 13 House RINOs and 19 Senate RINOs opted to sell out the country and put the bill over the top, in terms of the necessary votes to get it passed and enacted into law, just highlights the problem we face internally. When you go into battle and have to worry about some of your fellow soldiers beside you possibly shooting you in the back, as well as the enemy in front of you, it’s kind of hard to win battles much less the war.

Eddie Van Halen
10 months ago
Reply to  PaulE

Sen. McCarthy was right. Communists ( RINOs ) are everywhere in the govt.

Steve
10 months ago

And this is from people we elected wow. Guess they didn’t read it all-just kidding

Di B
10 months ago

Thank you, RBC, for this very informative article.

Becky
10 months ago

The only thing that is certain is that there are 13 Communist ‘republicans’ who need taken out.
Time for Tar & Feathering.
Now.

Eddie Van Halen
10 months ago
Reply to  Becky

RINO = Communist.

Herschel Ruffin
10 months ago

Concur!

Herschel Ruffin
10 months ago
Reply to  Becky

Agree!

Gail
10 months ago

We need to have term limits so these reps and senators are not so embedded with all the paybacks they get from their votes. They are not making their money just for representing us! Let’s be transparent and see their tax returns. We need to clean up Washington because they are not working for the people. We need to start a movement for term limits!

Herschel Ruffin
10 months ago
Reply to  Gail

Agree!

Garye
10 months ago

Rush Limbaugh had it right,
” liberalism is a disease “.
The democrats and rinos , along with their Marxist pals are insane!
Look at the ridiculous,destructive,divisive, racist policies they are shoving down American Citizens throats.
This scum needs to go, they need to be thrown out now!
This is America, Our Country represents FREEDOM.
NOT NOW – NOT EVER, throw these useless traitors out!
Expose, resist, and take back EVERY part of Our Government, ENOUGH of their garbage.

Hal
10 months ago

Maybe a large portion of that dough is being circulated thru China (or Ukraine) and back to Biden’s kinfolks! With Obummer getting a tip, of course.

Hal
10 months ago

More and more Biden’s Presidency appears to have Barak Obummer working the puppet strings.The Nation is in great peril if the voting system gets rigged again in the next National election.

Becky
10 months ago
Reply to  Hal

It’s never been un-rigged.

Bill on the Hill
10 months ago
Reply to  Hal

There was NO mention of election integrity laws in this article…Why is that?
Bill on the Hill…

Herschel Ruffin
10 months ago

The Dems do not want election laws of any kind!

Hal
10 months ago

Another example of the majority News Media eliding negative, but true, news to appease the Demoncrap Party by serving as its propaganda outlet and prisoner.

Jocie Taylor
10 months ago

Why are we passing crap when we know we’re not going to be ever ever ever able to pay it back and be any of the Republicans that passed this I’m not right

Darlene Brown
10 months ago

A bunch of nuts are in control and need to be put out of office.

Herschel Ruffin
10 months ago
Reply to  Darlene Brown

So true!

Kelli
10 months ago

This is the Government our founders warned us about!!! Buckle up it’s gonna be a rough ride ppl!!!

Patricia
10 months ago

Republicans are weak don’t stick together play a game to people SAD
WONT HAVE MY FINANCIAL SUPPORT ANYMORE
WE NEED NEW PARTY!!!

Garye
10 months ago
Reply to  Patricia

My support go ONLY to specific individuals who HONESTLY represent Conservative views which are verified with their actual voting record.
No more blanket contributions to be used for rinos or liars.

84
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x