Don’t call it a jobs act, letter writer says

After reading Ms. Stemple’s letter about this so-called Jobs Act, I had to reply.

America will pay a huge price if Biden somehow gets away with this turkey.

Now before I go further, let me stress a few things here. On the surface, there’s nothing wrong with either party talking about infrastructure. Infrastructure, in the traditional sense, is a winning word. Infrastructure in America has been sorely neglected and most Americans agree and support funding it.

Biden has rolled out a more than $2 trillion American Jobs Plan; these new significant spending commitments not only support our traditional idea of infrastructure — highways, roads, and bridges — but also transit, housing, manufacturing, workforce development, care-giving, water, broadband and more.

And how does he plan to pay for his plan? With more than $2 trillion in tax hikes over the next 15 years, most on the so-called corporate or business side of the U.S. tax code which in reality means that you and I will carry the burden.

When Joe Biden said, “It’s not a plan that tinkers around the edges” he wasn’t kidding: It’s half of the liberals’ master plan to utterly remake the nation. Started under the Obama administration.

Rather than getting the government out of the way as everyone gets back to work, Biden wants to spend truckloads of cash to grow the government and let special interest groups feast on the American taxpayer’s hard-earned money.

But then, Biden’s proposal isn’t about letting American citizens get back to building their own lives. It’s not even actually an American Jobs Plan, it’s a con job to sell America on central planning.

As for the infrastructure that’s supposedly at the center of the plan: Even the White House says that less than a third of the money would go for traditional infrastructure, and might be as little as 5 percent.

The biggest single part of this is actually $400 billion for more and higher-paid home-care workers. Why? Well, Biden, as Ms. Stemple points out, says such workers, mostly women of color, have been “unseen, underpaid and undervalued.”

Does anyone understand what it means to target “40 percent of the benefits of climate and clean infrastructure investments to disadvantaged communities”? Apparently, Biden thinks, it involves “new jobs created in clean energy, manufacturing, and infrastructure accessible to women and people of color.” Quotas, anyone?

Biden also aims to revive dying private-sector unions, with items like $10 billion for a “Civilian Climate Corps” with “good-paying union jobs,” with workers “advancing environmental justice,” whatever that means. This may be the dream of a squad member from The Bronx, but it’s failed before. Fact: research found that only 15 positions were created for every $1 million spent on “green jobs” in the Obama administration.

Biden’s American Jobs Plan includes a proposed $100 billion investment to ensure every American has access to high-speed internet. While expanding internet access is a laudable goal, it’s being pushed through in a costly and heavy-handed way. This new plan will have government direct deployment and pricing. More government-run solutions that limit choice.

The truth is, we don’t need more government telling us what and how to live. Tell your elected officials in Washington to stop this madness. Just get out of the way and let Americans do what they do best. Succeed!

Good day!

Robert Ware

French Creek


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