Corporate media may be billing it as “bipartisan,” but Democrats’ $1 trillion infrastructure plan is designed to check things off of their far-left political agenda.
As it stands now, the infrastructure bill only dedicates approximately $110 billion to address actual “physical infrastructure” such as roads and bridges. Of this $110 billion, $1 billion would be dedicated to fixing what Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said is “racism physically built into” the nation’s highway system by prioritizing projects in historically black neighborhoods.
“This investment will repair and rebuild our roads and bridges with a focus on climate change mitigation, resilience, equity, and safety for all users, including cyclists and pedestrians,” the White House fact sheet states.
Other racial “equity” initiatives are sustained through the $65 billion meant to expand broadband internet access. Democrats have framed this as a necessary inclusion following months of their own government-mandated lockdowns that forced Americans in isolation to move their work, schooling, and communication online.