Infrastructure Make-over In The Cards For $4 Trillion Dollars

‘Infrastructure: the basic systems and services, such as transportation and power supplies, that a country or organization uses in order to work effectively.

I thought I’d take a look at President Joe Biden’s record in the Senate and see what types of things he’d sponsored over the years to become law and found a total of 28 bills in his 36 years ensconced there that had made it all the way.  TWENTY.  EIGHT. That’s the total from the 491 that he introduced during those years.  I had to do some math.  Rounded off, that’s 14 bills a year. Of course that doesn’t mean they were on a schedule, I’m just trying to get it clear in my head what this man did in THIRTY SIX years that show the American public they should be content to let him spend the trillions upon trillions of dollars he intends. (Which you well know will come out of our tax dollars.)

There are of course not just bills, but resolutions and co-resolutions etc. and bills he’s listed as co-sponsor on, but I’m talking about what did this man actually accomplish on his own while in the Senate?  He managed to get 28 bills turned into laws.  I wonder if his voting public knows that at least ten of those enhanced the position of law enforcement and criminal courts.

As a matter of fact, the last bill he sponsored in his role of senator that became law was the following:

1. S.3605 — 110th Congress (2007-2008) Criminal History Background Checks Pilot Extension Act of 2008  Sponsor: Sen. Biden, Joseph R., Jr. [D-DE] (Introduced 09/26/2008) Cosponsors: (1)

I find that rather odd requiring background checks of volunteers for criminal history when he’s content to let just anyone into the United States through our Southern borders.  But I digress.

Each of the bills that are sponsored are assigned to a committee for study to determine if they should be passed on and of the 28 bills that became law because of Biden’s introduction and sponsorship,  only one was sent to the committee for Transportation and Infrastructure. In THIRTY SIX years.  And to just make me shake my head even further this is the summary of the bill.

Introduced in Senate (11/20/1993)
Extends to December 29, 1996, the authority for the Marshal of the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court Police to protect, in any part of the United States, the Chief Justice of the United States and any Associate Justice, official guest, officer, or employee of the Supreme Court while such person is engaged in official duties.

Don’t even get me started on the man’s choice for Secretary of Transportation.  Right.  From the little I saw of Pete Buttigieg during the Democratic debates he struck me as a well-meaning, concerned individual but do you put a 39 year old history and literature major, economist, philosopher and intended career politician, Rhodes Scholar or not, into a position that can literally bring the country to a halt or at least slow it down a good bit if mismanaged?

“He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying. ”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

There are 13 agencies  in the U.S. Department of Transportation that this man oversees and these include  the Federal Aviation Administration, the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Railroad Administration, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Quite a big bite for a mayor from a relatively small town.  I wouldn’t call it a city.  I live in a small town not quite as large as South Bend, and while they like to call it a city, it’s really not.  I don’t see anything in his experience to think he should be the person who has a large part in doling out perhaps as many as $4 trillion dollars.

In 2015 he told Fortune magazine, “The dream is to actually have a real-life version of Sim City at my fingertips,” referencing South Bend. Pete- you’re not in Indiana anymore. I would prefer to have my tax dollars wasted by someone with actual real life experience and not a person who thinks of the responsibilities at their fingertips as a computer game.  I guess though with trillions of dollars at your disposal you could buy a pretty sick game controller.

Between the guy who’s done diddly squat in 36 years and the guy who’s just three years older than that, I don’t see any of it turning out well enough to justify the expenditure.