That is the new phrase you better get used to hearing because it is exactly how Democrats plan on loading up the infrastructure spending bill with more fat.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) started to push this idea over the weekend, as did Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
The New Infrastructure
Nobody here is denying the fact that this country’s infrastructure has been ignored for decades.
As many of us experience on a daily basis, bridges are old, airports are a mess, and roads seem to have more potholes than smooth surface these days.
To that point, if you are going to push a more than $2 trillion infrastructure bill, it better all be going to fix these issues, not fat for other programs.
When early reports of the new spending bill were leaked, there were estimated that roughly only half of the bill was going go to actual infrastructure.
Democrats are actually figuring out people are getting tired of wasteful spending, so they invented a new term… human infrastructure.
Pelosi, on her newfound wordsmith abilities, stated, “Well, no, because infrastructure is- it’s about education, about getting children healthily in school with separation, sanitation, ventilation.
“It’s about investments in housing as well. Overwhelmingly, this bill is about infrastructure in the traditional sense of the word. We also think that infrastructure- there’s a need for workforce development in order to have the workforce fully participate in how we go forward and childcare so that women can be involved in that as well.
“So, it’s physical infrastructure. It’s also human infrastructure that is involved. And the figure that they use is a ridiculous one to say that it’s just a small percentage of the bill.
“It is overwhelmingly what the legislation is about.
“And some newer versions of why- how we build the infrastructure in a way that takes building back better means we’re all going down the path together.”
Pelosi is wrong, of course, because there are programs in place for everything she mentioned above, and they surely do not belong under infrastructure.
This is just another way for Democrats to justify writing a massive check that will fund all of their favorite liberal programs and we cannot let them get away with it!
As long as Democrats do this, there is no way Republicans will get on board, which is exactly why Pelosi put on a big smile and stated, “The door is open. Our hand is extended. Let’s find out where we can find our common ground. We always have a responsibility to strive for bipartisanship.”
Their idea of bipartisanship is to get in line with the spending Democrats want to do or get left behind.
You can see Pelosi’s full interview in the video below…