Well, my friends, the time has come to face the reality of a Hillary Clinton presidency. So let’s look at her “big plan.”
“In my first 100 days as president, I will work with both parties (and if you believe that, I have some swampland in Florida for sale – it will be worth a fortune in just a few years) to pass a comprehensive plan to create the next generation of good jobs. Now the heart of my plan will be the biggest investment in American infrastructure in decades…”
So… the biggest investment in “decades.” I mean why would she use a “decades” time frame? Well, that answer is simple. Because the last major infrastructure project wasn’t finished until approximately 1990. It was the great US Interstate Highway system begun in 1956.
Did she say, we are going to build something that rivals the Interstate Highway system? No. And why not? Because the Democrat Party and their supporters have made regulations so stringent that it is inconceivable that we could ever again build a coast-to coast superhighway.
Why not propose something as grandiose as Roosevelt’s Hoover Dam? Could you imagine left-wing environmentalists allowing a Hoover Dam to be built on the Colorado River?
So what is the plan? (See footnote) “Hillary will make smart investments to improve our roads.” Well, at least she isn’t planning to make “stupid investments” to improve our roads. So we’ve got that going for us!
She intends to “unlock economic opportunity by expanding public transit options.” However, if we look back historically, it was decades of excessive local government fare regulation by the Democrat party that led to a terminal decline in the private mass transit industry. The government began taking over the responsibilities performed by now-bankrupt private mass transit companies following the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964. Over the span of a decade, the mostly-private mass transit industry was largely replaced by government transit monopolies. Now, suddenly, we need to “fix them and expand them.”
If Hillary wants to “unlock economic opportunity” via public transit, the best way to do that would be to keep the federal government’s nose out of it.
Hillary “will work to ensure that by 2020, 100 percent of households in America will have access to affordable broadband.” But isn’t that the same plan that Obama had? Obama promised to close what he called the “digital divide” between those who have high-speed Internet in their homes and those who don’t. And he didn’t mind overstepping his constitutional authority to do it, either. In a move that dwarfed the “ObamaPhone” program (a program that was rife with abuse), Obama planned to “bring high-speed broadband internet to low-income housing in 27 cities and one Native American tribal community.” And that was just the beginning.
When President Obama signs into law the new two-year budget deal, his action will cement another “legacy item.” He is the $20 trillion man. Mr. Obama’s spending agreement with Congress will suspend the nation’s debt limit and allow the Treasury to borrow another $1.5 trillion or so by the end of his presidency in 2017. Added to the current total national debt of more than $18.15 trillion, the red ink will likely be crowding the $20 trillion mark right around the time Mr. Obama leaves the White House. When Mr. Obama took over in January 2009, the total national debt stood at $10.6 trillion.
So, if Obama couldn’t accomplish a plan to “bring high-speed broadband internet to low-income” families after going nearly $10 trillion in debt, how will Hillary accomplish this? Maybe she’ll need to go another $10 trillion in debt.
My friends, Hillary’s “plans” are rebaked Progressive pablum. Oh well, as Ronald Reagan would say, “here they go again.”
Footnote: The following is from the Hillary’s website.
As president, Hillary will:
- Repair and expand our roads and bridges. Hillary will make smart investments to improve our roads, reduce congestion, and slash the “pothole tax” that drivers silently pay each and every day.
- Lower transportation costs and unlock economic opportunity by expanding public transit options. Hillary will encourage local governments to work with low-income communities to ensure unemployed and underemployed Americans are connected to good jobs.
- Connect all Americans to the internet. Hillary will work to ensure that by 2020, 100 percent of households in America will have access to affordable broadband. She will also invest new resources in bringing free Wi-Fi to public buildings and public transportation.
- Invest in building world-class American airports and modernize our national airspace system. These investments will reduce carbon emissions and save travelers and airlines an estimated $100 billion in avoided delays over the next 15 years.
- Build energy infrastructure for the 21st century. We can unlock America’s clean energy potential by modernizing infrastructure like dams, levees, and wastewater systems—saving billions of gallons in clean drinking water and generating clean energy.