Transportation Secretary Lands in Hot Water for Lies on Biden’s Infrastructure Bill

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Right now in politics, an infrastructure bill by President Biden remains under current discussion. Now, Biden has put forth what he views as compelling arguments in favor of his American Jobs Plan; the Democrat commander-in-chief claims that since Republicans and Democrats alike rely on highways, bridges, roads, etc., there shouldn’t be any objections to this infrastructure plan. 

On the surface, this seems reasonable. When you look beneath the surface, as Republicans have, you learn that 94% of Biden’s so-called “infrastructure” package is totally removed from infrastructure altogether; this, therefore, nullifies Biden’s argument that everyone should be on board with his plan. 

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Still, the truth about this American Jobs Plan hasn’t stopped members of the Biden administration from embellishing the truth about this legislation. Over the weekend, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg landed in hot water for lying about job opportunities that would stem from Biden’s infrastructure package, as Newsmax reports. 

The Truth About Jobs and the American Rescue Plan

Not too long ago, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg professed that 19 million jobs would come from Biden’s infrastructure package. As it turns out, this claim is demonstrably false. 

When Buttigieg appeared on Fox News, host Chris Wallace informed him of the truth about studies into the American Jobs Plan. Wallace reminded the Transportation Secretary that according to Moody’s Analytics, the U.S. economy can produce 16 million jobs even without Biden’s American Jobs Plan. 

With this in mind, Wallace then explained that Biden’s infrastructure package does not create 19 million new jobs as Buttigieg claimed; finally, the Fox News host questioned why the Transportation Secretary would purposefully mislead the American public. 

Ultimately, Buttigieg responded by admitting that he should have “been more precise” when making the aforementioned claim. The Transportation Secretary then pivoted, stating that more jobs will come if the American Jobs Plan is enacted than if it is not. 

The Truth About Infrastructure 

If the Biden administration truly submitted an infrastructure package — that actually centered around infrastructure and did not have liberal pet projects stuff in — Republicans would be more than supportive. 

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell explained as much not too long ago. Like other GOP leaders, however, McConnell is able to see that the American Jobs Plan truly has little to do with infrastructure. Just 6% of the bill focuses on matters regarding bridges, highways, roads, etc. 

What do you think about the Transportation Secretary’s misleading exaggerations about Biden’s infrastructure plan? Let us know down below in the comments section.