Democrats insist they can work with Republicans to pass infrastructure bills. Together, they promise to “invest” in the country and improve the lives of the voters, but when it’s time to negotiate, they spend like drunken sailors with on a binge with someone else’s credit card. Every personal pet project and a litany of left-wing spending priorities can now be purchased at the taxpayer’s expense. Roads and bridges shift to the rear while leftist social experiments shift to the front.
It may surprise some readers to discover that the Constitution prohibits infrastructure spending by the federal government. In fact, when polled, most voters believe that spending money on infrastructure is precisely what Congress should be doing, but there are many good reasons why infrastructure spending is a reserved power of the States. For one, why should taxpayers in Mississippi pay for a road project in New York, or vice versa? For another, abusing the Constitution for any reason, even to build roads and bridges, sets evil precedents that ultimately lead to tyranny, like we are experiencing in America right now.
We the people need government representatives (I refuse to call them “leaders”) that will work to repeal un-Constitutional federal programs, reduce taxes, stop inflation, and return power to the States. The wealth created by such measures will enable the States, local communities, and private concerns to pay for infrastructure improvements without violating the Constitution or expanding federal powers. An excellent book about privatizing infrastructure development is Private Cures for Public Ills published by the Foundation for Economic Education. While it does not cover the Constitutional principles involved in the infrastructure debate, it covers the economic aspects very well. Get the book; read it; compose articles based on it and share them through social media.