I’m writing to encourage senators to vote no on the upcoming $3.5 trillion (with a T) “infrastructure” appropriations bill. We don’t need it. The extra debt load is way more than we can afford. Actual repairs on roads and bridges can be better managed and funded with local bonding voted on by locals, be it a town, county, or state. Even the federal interstate needs, where glaring, could be cooperatively done with a form of shared municipal bonding on a case-by-case basis. Airports and ports, through access, concession, and parking fees, are flush with cash.
We businesses can’t find people to work for us now. We are renting billboards, offering signing bonuses and incentives to our employees if they bring someone, often to no avail.
Don’t load us down with what will prove to be an insurmountable debt.
I beseech you.