The roughly $1 trillion (i.e. $1,000,000,000,000, one million million, 1012 (ten to the twelfth power) “infrastructure” bill that was passed by the United States Senate includes, among other disturbing details, government race-preference-based grants and relief spending, “internet-for-all” (on our dime), and heaps more federal regulations on the current state- or locally-run industries and programs. “President” Joe Biden also broadened the definition of infrastructure to include terms such as “caregiving,” “civic” and “social” infrastructure. This type of linguistic theft has been going on for decades by politicians on both sides of the aisle (the “Patriot” Act, “Universal” healthcare, etc.)
This kind of bill should have been roundly rejected by all the Senate Republicans. After all, the Republican line in recent years has been defending individual liberties and small businesses. Instead, seventeen Republicans voted yes, siding with the fifty Democrats in the Senate to make sure the unaffordable and unrealistic bill would pass the Senate and move on to the House. Here are the names of those senators:
- Roy Blunt of Missouri
- Richard Burr of North Carolina
- Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia
- Bill Cassidy of Louisiana
- Susan Collins of Maine
- Kevin Cramer of North Dakota
- Mike Crapo of Idaho
- Lindsey Graham of South Carolina
- Chuck Grassley of Iowa
- John Hoeven of North Dakota
- Mitch McConnell of Kentucky
- Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
- Rob Portman of Ohio
- Jim Risch of Idaho
- Mitt Romney of Utah
- Thom Tillis of North Carolina
- Todd Young of Indiana
In case you may have missed it, both of the senators from Idaho voted to advance the bill. Their wanton disregard for what Idahoans actually want from their federal government (largely to be left alone on all matters excluding national defense) has been evident for quite some time. If you think there is any hope of this massive bill not passing in the House, think again. House Democrats just passed a budget outline which will allow them to enter a process known as reconciliation. Reconciliation enables the Democrats to pass the infrastructure bill without any GOP support. This is just another entry in Crapo’s & Risch’s long list of offenses against the liberties of Idahoans. How long will they continue to overspend our federal tax dollars and ignore our will? As long as we allow them to.
Contact senator Crapo & senator Risch today and make your voice heard! Let them know that their votes have been seen. Tell them that you will not vote for weak men who side with socialists. Tell them that you work too hard for your money for it to be spent on “social” infrastructure. Tell them that you are tired of them selling your great-grandchildren into debt slavery. Above all, tell them how their actions have impacted you, and why that should matter to them.
You may have noticed that neither senator has a direct email address at which we can contact them. Coincidence, or purposeful deflection of direct accountability?