It is no secret to readers of this blog that I harbor an intense, burning hatred of Pete Buttigieg.
This whole administration is a fucking dumpster fire train wreck clown show of ineptitude, corruption, and virtue signaling.
This latest example is a travesty of Titanic proportion.
Biden administration announces first major step to fight America’s racist roads
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced a large grant that’ll be used to dismantle a highway built to destroy a Black community. And there’s more.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg confirmed to The Associated Press on Thursday that $104.6 million in federal funds coming from last year’s bipartisan infrastructure bill will go toward a plan to dismantle Interstate 375, a highway built to bisect Detroit’s Black Bottom neighborhood and its epicenter of Black business, Paradise Valley.
The funds are being allocated to Detroit as part of a $1.5 billion grant program called Infrastructure for Rebuilding America, or INFRA, for states to move critical projects forward.
“This stretch of I-375 cuts like a gash through the neighborhood, one of many examples I have seen in communities across the country where a piece of infrastructure has become a barrier,” Buttigieg told the AP about the Detroit highway.
“With these funds, we’re now partnering with the state and the community to transform it into a road that will connect rather than divide,” he added.
A Bloomberg report on neighborhoods destroyed by racist highway construction noted the impact I-375 had on once-bustling Black Bottom, noting that “few traces of the neighborhood remain aside from historical markers.”
A feature on the neighborhood published in Grist noted that “the destruction of the epicenters of Detroit’s Black life started with the condemnation of housing through the National Housing Act of 1949,” which trapped Black people in cramped, low-quality housing. And Grist said the problem continued “when the city received even more funds through the National Highway Act in 1956.”
The very first expenditure of the much touted Biden infrastructure bill is to spend $104 million to eliminate a one-mile long spur of interstate in a dead section of a dying city.
A city in which one of the major employers, Ford, just cut 3,000 jobs making gas powered cars, because the Biden Administration is going balls deep into electric cars with batteries from China.
I bet the working class people of Detroit could find better ways to spend $104 million, but that wouldn’t allow Buttigieg to be a White Knight and fight racist roads.
It’s legitimately hard to figure out a more useless way of spending that money.
The one thing I do know is that at some point we will find out that the contractor that gets the job or the investors that own the surrounding land, or both, are big Hunter Biden art dealers or donors to Buttigieg’s husband’s charity, or some other corrupt as fuck shit. I guarantee that.