The President and the Democrats are proposing a two trillion infrastructure plan.
The Republicans think that someone is playing with them. They are trying to find a way to combat the Democrats’ proposal. Their old playbook doesn’t work. They put forth trillions of tax cuts, and the economy wasn’t exploding before COVID, and folks could see that. They also can see the crumbling infrastructure.
They have tried to pick at parts of the plan. You can see when they’ve gotten talking points distributed. Heard that Idiot Governor from South Dakota, as well as others talk about ‘ pipes aren’t infrastructure.’
Oh really? Tell that to the people of Flint, Michigan, and those folks in Texas who were just flooded out.
Then, their next attack was on the caregiver part. See, here’s the thing – this pandemic has just accentuated how important caregivers are to our economy, and how important they are to keep us functioning.
Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg said something absolutely true, but, the right-wing lost their mind.
From a Yahoo article:
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg tells Yahoo Finance Presents it’s well beyond time to correct the racially inequities weaved into the fabric of the nation’s infrastructure.
“So one of the problems with the racially destructive choices that were made in the past is that it’s a lot harder to reverse when it’s in the form of a big concrete highway. There are many places in the country where it’s been shown that choices were made to run a highway right through the heart of what had been a thriving Black neighborhood, often dividing that neighborhood into or clearing it out entirely. And there’s frankly, a lot of documentary evidence that often this wasn’t just done out of convenience, sometimes it was done on purpose, and we have a chance to get it right,” Buttigieg says.
Racial inequities in infrastructure?
After all, this is America. Racism is built into anything. Look at the highways of this country and research what used to be there before the highway. Dollars to donuts, it was a functioning Black neighborhood.
You thought that it was ‘coincidence’ that all these highways just ‘happened’ to go through all these previously Black neighborhoods? Really? Seriously? You never thought about why public transportation was never expanded out into the suburbs Really? You never thought about why that didn’t happen? Racism.
So glad folks brought receipts when the right-wing tried to play that Secretary Pete wasn’t coming with statements based in fact.