Simon Conway: The so-called bipartisan infrastructure Bill is a trap!

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"As Admiral Ackbar said, in Star Wars, it's a trap," Sen. Ted Cruz, R-TX, said in a speech on the Senate floor last week. Despite his warning, it seems clear that there are more than enough Republicans willing to vote for the so-called bipartisan infrastructure Bill today.

"Democrats want to give billions of dollars to unelected bureaucrats in the Biden administration to spend however they please. This bill spends $21.5 billion to create a new office of the Department of Energy called the Office of clean energy demonstrations, which would give President Biden's Secretary of Energy the power to use taxpayer dollars to invest in whatever green energy initiatives she likes, reminiscent of Solyndra, we could have the same bankruptcies at taxpayer expense," Senator Cruz said. "This bill spends $24 million in taxpayer dollars to preserve the water in San Francisco Bay. And the Long Island Sound would receive $106 million in taxpayer dollars.

"As the New York Times reported, ‘Climate resiliency programs would receive their largest burst of government spending ever from this bill.' And the Wall Street Journal rightly called it, ‘A major down payment on President Biden's Green New Deal.' That's exactly what this bill is," Cruz added.

And to be honest, that's the tip of the iceberg. Less than half the $1.2 Trillion will actually go to roads and bridges AND it doesn't even pay for itself as we were promised.

"Now is the time to act on inflation," said Senator Mike Lee of Utah. "But I think we ought to use the tools that we in Congress have, like, for example, not passing the bill.... which is a $1.2 trillion inflation bomb being dropped on an already carpet-bombed economy." 

It seems to me that the only correct vote on this is NO, but I'm pretty sure it will pass. Are you happy?

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