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February 1, 2022
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There was a lot of talk of it being an omen (or at least, ominous) when President Biden flew to Pittsburgh to tout his trillion-dollar-plus “infrastructure” bill, only to have a local bridge collapse that very morning. But you might be able to draw a deeper lesson from this story than just “Biden has really bad luck.”

https://www.westernjournal.com/wake-pa-bridge-collapse-look-4-2-billion-road-repair-fund-found/

Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) are using the bridge collapse to attack Republican Sen. Pat Toomey for not voting for the “infrastructure” bill. This overlooks the fact that no money from that bill was budgeted toward fixing that bridge. However, Pennsylvanians pay a lot of taxes and fees to cover road and bridge upkeep, including 57.6 cents on every gallon of gas. But did the Democrats who’ve run Pennsylvania for about 40 years use that vast fund to fix the bridges?

Obviously not, since 40% of the state’s 446 bridges are listed in “poor” condition. However, over the past six years, politicians have dipped into the infrastructure fund for about $4.2 billion to spend on other things, from public art to incentives for Silicon Valley companies to move to Pennsylvania. The Transportation Department spent money on studies of “structural racism,” but that apparently has nothing to do with bridge structures.

The bridge that collapsed was scheduled to have its rusted supports replaced in 2016, but instead, officials just shored it up with cables and diverted the funds to "progressive" pet projects, like bike lanes, green energy programs and lanes for (the countless) self-driving cars.

https://legalinsurrection.com/2022/01/democrat-incompetence-led-to-pa-bridge-collapse-so-of-course-they-blame-republicans/

No matter what the media tells you, Republicans who voted against the infrastructure bill didn’t do so because they don’t care if bridges collapse. They’d just like to keep the economy from collapsing due to unsustainable debt run up by giant spending bills that only put a fraction of their budgets toward the things they claim to be funding. This is why so few people really believe that if Biden were able to pass his $2 trillion “Build Back Better” bill that more than about 40 bucks would actually go toward building anything, while the rest went into the pockets of Democrat donors and constituencies.

There are only so many times that politicians can pull the “we need a lot of money to fix this problem (that we’ll now spend on something else)” scam before people get wise to it. If you really believe all the taxes you pay for “infrastructure” are going to repair our infrastructure, then I’ve got a bridge in Pittsburgh I’d like to sell you.

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