Build Back Better BS

The Democrats’ lobbyist-driven “Infrastructure Bill” recently
passed, but the Build Back Better plan (“Human Infrastructure”) plan is
meeting resistance even though they named it something alliterative, which made
it sound adorable.

I studied it, and the Build Back Better plan is a three-step
process. First, the Dems take the money from us via taxes, then they borrow
more to further mire our nation in debt, and then — and this is the
important third step — they set about wasting the money.

I have asked for years for anyone out there to
email me if their town got a bridge, a road, or anything from
Obama/Biden’s “shovel ready jobs” Stimulus Bill of 2011. We were promised
infrastructure, for which most of us do not mind paying. But instead
we got handouts to public sector unions and Democrat bagmen. Why should we
think these bills would be any different?

To get the first bill done, Nancy Pelosi lied. She did
her best to channel her inner Oprah and went around to congressmen saying,
“And you get a road, and you get a road, and you get a bridge.”

Many of the components of, and the demands in the purported “Human Infrastructure Bill,” are
racial. CNN’s April Ryan said we should make sure we address racial
inequality when we build roads — in short, saying roads are racist. I
thought we got rid of racial tensions when we got that lady off the pancake
syrup bottle. But no. Apparently there is more work to do.

Thank goodness for Senators Manchin and Sinema.
They held the line on some of the insanity. The simple fact is, there are 10 million
unfilled jobs in the economy, so why do we need government stimulus to get the
economy going? Some of these government-dependent lay-abouts need to get off
the couch and stop watching Maury Povich, go take a help wanted sign down
on almost all the businesses around town, and make a living. Stimulus, if ever
needed, is NOT needed when the economy has plenty of unfilled jobs.

The weak and watered down way the first bill was passed is partially
because Joe Biden’s popularity rating is down to 37 percent now. Go to any
sporting event in the South and many in the North, and you will hear vulgar
chants directed toward Joe Biden. He is starting to think his name is Brandon.

He is still blaming others. And he notes that all great
Democrat presidents were known by their initials. JFK, LBJ and now him: FJB.

Biden can no longer cloak his bad policies in
self-aggrandizing goals of “social justice” and “economic
equality.” Every time Americans go to the pump, they see how bad things

At the Climate Summit in Glasgow (you know, where
government officials and billionaires flew private jets into meetings in
other countries to tell us not to use waste fuel), Biden became a joke.
The British press mocked his flatulence; even Joe’s acolytes in the media ran
the story of his gassy emissions next to world leaders. But on the bright side,
Jen Psaki pointed out, that was the first time gas was below $4 in months.

Aside from the Afghanistan pullout debacle, gas prices, inflation
higher than Hunter Biden on a weekend and personal gaffes, Biden’s Secretary of
Transportation (you know him as the lovable former mayor Pete Buttigieg of
South Bend, Indiana), has messed up the supply chain. Three hundred and fifty
thousand ships are stranded outside of LA. Even Black Lives Matters officials
issued a stern warning to the administration that they would discontinue looting
stores until the shelves are once again appropriately stocked.

The kink in the supply chain is causing clear problems for
Democrats. The New Jersey race where a Republican almost won that dark blue
state and Terry McAuliffe’s loss in Virginia to a novice Republican candidate
are concerning to Dems. They could have just been blamed on the supply
chain: 100,000 votes for McAuliffe from China, destined for
Alexandria, Virginia, got stuck on a ship at the Port of Long Beach.

Putting “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg in charge of the
unnecessarily big 55,000-employee federal government Department of
Transportation was a mistake. Clearly the best fit for him would have been
Secretary of Interior—Design.

Democrats have taken no responsibility for the terrible
results that their policies have wrought. Biden blamed COVID and Trump.
And Alec Baldwin blamed his assistant prop manager.

Ron Hart is a syndicated op-ed humorist, award-winning
author, and TV/radio commentator; you can reach him at or Twitter @RonaldHart.

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David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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