The newly released infrastructure bill includes more than 2,700 pages of text, with observers discovering a new details that seeks to make it too expensive for Americans to even drive a car.
The mammoth bill first appeared online on Monday.
What’s taking so long? Romney told me that they are correcting all the “its and ats.”
Schumer was supposed to come to the floor around 2:15 with what was expected to be the final update. We are still waiting. https://t.co/Rrbk3KZIdP
— Leigh Ann Caldwell (@LACaldwellDC) August 1, 2021
A New Driving Program?
One new program included in the bill plans to track the miles American drivers take to begin taxing based on mileage.
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— Nick Short (@PoliticalShort) August 3, 2021
The Lid Blog reports, “It is aimed at taking away America’s automobiles. It isn’t about raising money. It isn’t really aimed at the climate change hypothesis. The MBUF is about making it too expensive for us to drive a car.”
It added, “Liberals hate our freedom of movement, and they want to take it away. They want you limited only to big cities where they can better control you.”
According to WND, “Nick Short of the Claremont Institute highlighted an item on Pages 508-519 of the bill that would introduce a national per-mile motor vehicle user fee on a trial basis.”
It noted, “Buried on page 508 of the 2,702 page infrastructure bill is a pilot program for a national motor vehicle per-mile user fee (MBUF) which is basically a long-term plan to make it too expensive to drive a car,” Short said.
Not So Bipartisan After All
The bill claimed to be a bipartisan effort. A total of 17 Republican Senators voted to move the bill forward without viewing the text of the bill.
Now these Republicans are likely noticing they have been played all along. The bill heavily leans toward Democrat priorities, though a few GOP specific projects are funded along the way.
No true conservative could support this one driving aspect of the bill, much less the rest of the so-called infrastructure bill.