The Biden government is ecstatic that a nonpartisan “infrastructure package” has cleared the legislature’s first procedural vote. Biden and the conservatives who molded the agreement are bragging about what’s in the package; that comes despite the fact they haven’t released the text of the agreement they’re discussing and voting on.
Yet, what’s even more fascinating is what’s likely to be left out: a wall along the border, the Keystone Pipeline, water tanks, current nuclear power stations, and the growth of safe hydraulic fracturing.
Conservatives who agree on a bill that contains just under 10% funding for bridges and roads are, according to the government, paving the way for liberals to slam through budget proposals that have nothing to do with construction.
Now gender identity is infrastructure. Can’t wait to see what else is in this bill pic.twitter.com/OxDzIED2K3
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) August 2, 2021
They also support the Biden government’s decision to withdraw existing elements of our country’s infrastructure for solely ideological grounds and in order to please extreme environmental and immigration campaigners.
The Border Wall
The Biden government decided to cancel President Donald Trump’s wall on the border, which was under construction. It would have significantly improved immigration control, as thousands of illegal migrants keep pouring across our southern border, many of whom are positive for COVID-19.
Many are coming from far-flung parts of the world further than Central America. Although the cost of finishing the wall is insignificant (in comparison to the overall infrastructure price), it is omitted.
Infrastructure Bill Contains Billions for Border Crossings; $0 for Border Wallhttps://t.co/lLt7b4mz6K#WeveGotACountryToSave
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) August 2, 2021
Biden put an end to the development of a pipeline connecting Canada and the United States, which even the government agrees is the cleanest way to move oil through Alberta’s oil sands; the oil sands will now be transported by trucks and train into the United States.
The president claimed global warming as a basis for killing the program, which would have resulted in the loss of hundreds of good-paying union jobs that he usually promised. He then reversed U.S. policy by approving Russia’s Nord Stream 2 project to Germany.
The pact, according to a White House information sheet, will fund Western water infrastructure. However, it makes no mention of new water storage, which citizens in areas such as California have been clamoring for decades.
Instead, it discusses efforts aimed at assisting people of color in coping with flooding and other climate-related weather occurrences. Precipitation, flooding, and climate change have yet to be shown scientifically. Desalination is also not mentioned in the proposal.
Bipartisan infrastructure bill includes $25 billion in potential new subsidies for fossil fuels https://t.co/mxphRXqIme by @AlleenBrown
— The Intercept (@theintercept) August 3, 2021
Nuclear power stations in the United States are still being mothballed, despite the fact that they can and should be preserved. Those most concerned about the environment are sincere about electricity generation with nearly zero carbon emissions.
Rather, the agreement funds research centers for next-generation technology such as improved nuclear reactors, renewable energy, and clean gas. There is no concrete plan to build a nuclear power plant.