Buttigieg Begins $1 Billion Plan to Ensure ‘Racial Equity’ in Roads

Breitbart News reports that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will launch a $1 billion pilot plan to address what he sees as cities and neighborhoods racially segregated or divided by roads.

“There is racism physically built into some of our highways, and that’s why the jobs plan has specifically committed to reconnect some of the communities that were divided by these dollars,” the diversity hire Buttigieg noted, arguing that some highways and bridges were designed to divide communities by race.

Under the Reconnecting Communities program, $195 million in competitive grants will be awarded over the next 12 months, of which $50 million will be devoted for communities to conduct planning studies. Cities and states can now apply for the federal aid over five years to rectify “harm” purportedly caused by roadways built primarily through lower-income communities after the 1950s creation of the interstate highway system.

“This is a forward-looking vision,” Buttigieg said. “Our focus isn’t about assigning blame. It isn’t about getting caught up in guilt. It’s about fixing a problem. It’s about mending what has been broken, especially when the damage was done with taxpayer dollars.”

No, it actually is about assigning blame. It’s about perpetuating the left’s false premise that America is a country mired in systemic racism. It’s about the redistribution of wealth based on the racist notion of enforcing “equity.” It’s about controlling the populace by keeping us divided by racial resentment and guilt. It’s not a “forward-looking vision”; it’s a totalitarian, neo-Marxist vision.

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Buttigieg Says People Should Buy Electric Cars in Order to Deal with High Gasoline Prices

On November 28, 2021, Buttigieg told MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart that the Biden administration’s “Build Back Better” (BBB) legislation would include financial incentives designed to persuade people to stop using gasoline-powered vehicles and switch over to electric vehicles (EV). “I’ll give you one example,” he said. “It [BBB] contains incentives to make it more affordable to buy an electric vehicle, up to a $12,500 discount in effect for families thinking about getting an EV. Families that once they own that electric vehicle will never have to worry about gas prices again. […] The people who stand to benefit most from owning an EV are often rural residents who have the longest distances to drive. And underserved urban residents in areas where there are high gas prices and they’re lower income. So they would gain the most by having that vehicle.”

At the time when Buttigieg made these remarks, the average cost of new electric vehicles in the United States was $51,532, nearly $30,000 more than the average compact car…

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