Of course we need infrastructure spending.
The problem is the money is spent on bullshit to appease donors before it’s spent on vital infrastructure because the quality of our political leaders is dogshit.
Under my administration, I’ll engage in infrastructure spending.
Money must be spent on roads, bridges, drainage, and breakwaters first.
Priority will be lowest rated to highest rated.
No money will be spent of frivolities (bike lanes, Pride flag crosswalks, high speed rail for wealthy suburbanites to get to the downtown art district faster) before every bridge is in good shape, all the potholes are gone, and everything drains correctly.
My administration has the exclusive right to audit a locale to determine if this has been done.
Any violation will result in the prosecution and imprisonment in a federal penitentiary of all locale leaders for embezzlement of government funds, and having their personal assets seized to go towards more infrastructure spending.
If the frivolous project benefits a political donor, i.e., some wealthy developer or neighborhood gets a bike lanes from their million dollar townhouses to a Whole Foods or farmers market, I seize their assets too.
Strike the fear of God into to donor class as well.
I used to be a conservative but the corruption and grift has turned me into a populist authoritarian.
I didn’t want to become this way, but when I have to swerve around potholes and there are no plows for the snow, but downtown gets gay crosswalks and bike lanes to the Whole Foods (again, I’m not making these examples up) my transformation is understandable.