Guys, President Handsome Joe Biden and the Democrats did something kinda brilliant! They released state-by-state fact sheets that tell us what the Jobs/Infrastructure bill will do for us where we live.
And this puts the GOP directly up the tree. The Coup Klux Clan can moan that senior care isn’t infrastructure but they cannot moan it is unneeded, and if they do moan about it, it comes across as being anti-senior. And that’s just one topic in each of the fact sheets; other topics:
- Roads and Bridges
- Public Transportation
- Resilient Infrastructure
- Drinking Water
- Child Care
- Home Energy
- Clean Energy Jobs
- Veterans Health
Just to show you the level of detail, in WA state I learned:
- In Washington there are 416 bridges and over 5,469 miles of highway in poor condition. Since 2011, commute times have increased by 12.7% in Washington and on average, each driver pays $659 per year in costs due to driving on roads in need of repair. The American Jobs Plan will devote more than $600 billion to transform our nations’ transportation infrastructure and make it more resilient, including $115 billion repairing roads and bridges.
Anyway, imagine your Representative trying to say that this is unneeded. The commute time really makes this personal, and let’s face it: no one loves their commute. Some of the states fact sheets include car repair costs because the roads are so bad that they damage the cars.
This argument is the one that
Mayor Secretary Pete made on the Sunday Talkies. I guess it takes a mayor!
It’s brilliant. Go see what’s in it for you.