Biden’s Infrastructure Plan: Destroying Right To Work, Hooking Up Rich Folks With Electric Vehicles

It would be crazy to just focus on infrastructure in an infrastructure bill, right?

Biden Infrastructure Plan Erodes ‘Right-to-Work’ Laws, Includes ‘Card Check

A provision of President Joe Biden’s proposed $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, the American Jobs Plan, would erode “right-to-work” laws in states that do not force workers to join a union, and would include a controversial “card check” system.

As described by the White House, the plan will “promote union organizing and collective bargaining,” in part through the “Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act,” a Democrat bill that passed the House of Representatives earlier this year.

In the event that workers vote not to join a union, the PRO Act allows the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to set aside the results if an employer is found to have interfered in any way. The union will then immediately become certified if “a majority of the employees in the bargaining unit have signed authorizations designating the labor organization as their collective bargaining representative” in the year preceding the election.

Those “signed authorizations” are a system called “card check,” in which union members can approach workers — even at their homes — and ask them to sign that they want to join the union.

“Card check” does away with the secret ballot, and it could allow union organizers to intimidate workers — which is why even former Democratic Party presidential nominee George McGovern opposed the idea in 2008. Then as now, Democrats claimed they were helping workers’ rights, calling “card check” the “Employee Free Choice Act.”

Over half the states are “right to work” states, where people cannot be forced to join a union or pay dues as terms of employment. It would also reclassify many independent workers as employees, causing serious harm, just like we’ve seen with California’s AB5.

Hey, I’ll offer a deal: y’all Democrats get that stuff, but, you must do away with all public sector unions. Sounds fair, right? Unions are very much dying out in the public sector.

Biden’s Push for Electric Cars: $174 Billion, 10 Years and a Bit of Luck

President Biden is a muscle-car guy — one of his most prized possessions is a 1967 Corvette that he got from his father. But he’s trying to make this an electric vehicle world.

The $2 trillion infrastructure plan that he unveiled on Wednesday is aimed at tackling climate change in part by spending up to $174 billion to encourage Americans to switch to cars and trucks that run on electricity, not gasoline or diesel. That is a large investment but it might not be enough to push most Americans toward E.V.s.

Why is Government pushing people to do something big like this? Enticing people to wash their hands, social distance, limit contact, get the vaccine? Yeah. COVID may not be as dangerous as positioned, but, you never know if you’re the one who gets a mild sickness or the one on a ventilator. Pushing to buy something very expensive that is completely unnecessary? An which most of the climate cultists pushing this do not drive?

Despite rapid growth in recent years, electric vehicles remain a niche product, making up just 2 percent of the new car market and 1 percent of all cars, sport-utility vehicles, vans and pickup trucks on the road. They have been slow to take off in large part because they can cost up to $10,000 more than similar conventional cars and trucks. Charging E.V.s is also more difficult and slower than simply refilling the tank at far more prevalent gas stations.

$10,000 is chump change to someone like Biden, but, not too most people. And it’s really not “up to”. More like “way over $10k more.” Is a Honda Civic Touring similar to the base model Tesla? It’s darned sure a heck of a lot more for you money that a Nissan Leaf. Then you have to have the charger installed in your home.

Mr. Biden hopes to address many of those challenges through federal largess. He aims to lower the cost of electric vehicles by offering individuals, businesses and governments tax credits, rebates and other incentives. To address the chicken-and-egg problem of getting people to try a new technology before it is widely accepted, he hopes to build half a million chargers by 2030 so people will feel confident that they won’t be stranded when they run out of juice. And he is offering help to automakers to get them to build electric vehicles and batteries in the United States.

Tax rebates are not the same as actual cash, and right off the bat, many banks will not provide a loan for a car of that price, based on people’s credit and income. And people do not want to be jammed into a tiny vehicle. Some need their bigger vehicles, especial minvans for the families. Why doesn’t government mind it’s own ****** business?

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9 Responses to “Biden’s Infrastructure Plan: Destroying Right To Work, Hooking Up Rich Folks With Electric Vehicles”

  1. Hairy says:

    Teach the 5800 workers voting to unionize in AL against Amazon against the eorlfs richest man,do you support them?

    • Est1950 says:

      I support them 1000 percent. All Amazon and Walmart and Target and all Corporations around the world should have a massive union presence where the cost of cell phones and computers goes up by 100 percent.

      I want Amazon to collapse into oblivion. They have made people lazy. No one goes to malls anymore they just go online and make Jeff Bezos richer. If their goods are more expensive people will rethink shopping Amazon.

      Absolutely. ASk for 50 bucks an hour. Cadillac health coverage, leave, paid vacation, sick leave, maternity leave, Everything they can get to drive up the prices.

      Then perhaps people will start shopping locally instead of FUKING AMAZON. Amazon can die for all I care. They and Walmart have single handedly destroy mom and pops and malls in this country.

      Oh and by the way Hairy since you want to get rid of fossil fuels how is anyone going to use a computer or phone to order from Amazon anyway. Yep, perfect storm for Amazon, supporting AGW and WOKENESS while fighting UNIONS tooth and nail. Just shows you the BILLIONAIRE BEZOS is a liar and a thief and he don’t give a shit about anything but his own bottom line.

  2. drowningpuppies says:

    Electric cars are worse for the environment per mile than comparable gasoline-powered cars, according to a report published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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    https://www.nber.org/papers/w21291

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  3. Professor Hale says:

    It’s amazing how much money you can spend when you stop worrying about little things like borrowing it from somewhere, paying interest on it, or ever paying it back. Creating money out of thin air is so much better. I don’t understand why anyone needs to pay taxes ever again or why anyone ever needs to work again. Government can just create a few extra trillion every year and spread it around.

    • Kye says:

      That’s what I’ve been saying, Professor. They only tax us to hurt us. They create money, TRILLIONS, from thin aur so why do they need to take our hard earned cash? Only because they can. and that makes them feel superior. I say eliminate all taxes and just create money. Seems nobody cares anyway. We should have 30-40% inflation by now but we don’t Our financial markets should have collapsed er, “corrected” years ago but they didn’t. I have a BS in economics and I can’t figure it out. It goes against everything I was taught but here we are. American money has become “crypto currency”.

      • Professor Hale says:

        It is confusing and seems to refute everything everyone knows about economics. Libertarians, Keynesians, Monetarists, Austrian schoolers, Supply siders, Marxists, and Adam Smith have all been undercut and turned on their heads.

        The way I figure it is that the system is still near balance in a hugely powerful economic engine. That engine, the US economy, built on generations of investment (real investment, not paper investment) is just too strong to die from mishandling or a few morons running the government. The balance is maintained even with 6+ Trillion being added to the Federal government spending, off budget, in the past 2 years, because that fake money, being generated from thin air, isn’t real and so it isn’t having an impact anywhere. That much money simply cannot be spent or circulated. Most of it goes into funds like the money used to fund teacher’s unions retirement accounts. It isn’t being circulated. So, it doesn’t really exist. Large amounts are going into the stock market. That keeps those prices inflated, but again, it’s not real money in circulation. Finally, what is put into circulation is just taking the place of money withdrawn from circulation by closed businesses. We don’t have massive inflation because we don’t have too much money chasing too few goods and services. We still have balance.

        Congress knows that this condition cannot last forever so they are taking advantage to cash in as quickly as possible. They are creating thousands of billionaires (on paper) who all just happen to be well connected friends of theirs. and individual people can’t spend Billions of dollars. All they can do with it is park it somewhere, like a bank or a fund. So it doesn’t really exist until they actually spend it somehow.

        I hope that makes sense. You are welcome to add your own thoughts.

  4. Dana says:

    Our honored host asked the right question, but I think he knows the answer:

    Why doesn’t government mind it’s own ****** business?

    It’s simple: to the left, everything is the government’s business!

    • Professor Hale says:

      Government is the ultimate incarnation of Karen. Everyone should be living the way she wants them to. Or she will talk to the manager.

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