When we hear “infrastructure” we typically think of roads, bridges, and railroad tracks. They are what allow us to get from point A to point B. Without these systems in place, our lives would be much more difficult, if not completely impossible.
Despite our traditional use of the word “infrastructure”, progressives are attempting to redefine the word in order to fundamentally transform our country. If they argue that policies like “free” child care and “free” community college are “infrastructure,” then we subconsciously learn to regard that as an expected function of government, as something that the government has to provide us. It is something we become dependent on.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) explained this very concern during a segment on Fox News.
“Big government socialists want to tax everybody all the time. They’re looking for mechanisms to keep raising money. Why? Because they think they can spend their money better than you can, that they have all these big ideas,” Cruz explained.