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Via AAN:

Former failed contender for the Democratic Presidential nomination and current Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg unveiled a new billion-dollar scheme on Thursday designed to make America’s roads less racist.

As The Daily Caller reports:

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg launched a $1 billion project on Thursday to fix America’s racist infrastructure system.

Buttigieg launched the Reconnecting Communities program, a “first-of-its-kind” anti-racist infrastructure project aimed at rebuilding communities that were “racially segregated or divided by road projects,” reported the Associated Press.

The program gives states financial support for five years from the project’s $1 billion budget to help reconnect primarily low-income, African-American communities negatively affected by the massive 1950s expansion of the interstate highway system, reported the AP.

 

“Prior to 2021, the idea that we would deal with highway infrastructure that has divided communities was very much a fringe idea,” Crowther said. “The Biden administration has really transformed that into mainstream thinking. We are thinking now this is something that is possible — that you can remove a highway and instead build safe streets that are walkable, add housing and address other community needs besides travel time.”

 

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis had previously mocked the idea that roads could be racist, calling it ‘some weird stuff.’

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Keith Wagner
Keith Wagner
4 months ago

Living in a totalitarian system those that are running it will do everything they can to spend our hard earned tax dollars on doing whatever they can to gain votes pure and simple

Fred
Fred
4 months ago

THE RACISTS AND BIGOTS ARE THE SCUM LIKE HIM WHO COMMITTED FRAUD AND TREASON TO HEIST OUR GOVERNMENT. ALL INVOLVED MUST PAY WITH THEIR AMERICA HATING EVIL LIFE.

Jawad
Jawad
4 months ago

Now I know why Sc. Pete so resembles Alfred E, Newman.

Pissed Off American
Pissed Off American
4 months ago

YOU GOT TO BE SHITTING ME! Tear out highways to make dirt paths so idiots can walk, bare foot with their cane pole. When they destroy the main highways for this BS, the trucks and any highway users will be avoiding the areas because of the hassles / danger of going through there. Their MONEY will dry up and next they will be replacing the roads they took out to bring back business. at taxpayer expense.
They keep claiming America is BROKE, but they keep coming up with BS like this. They better be getting their crap together as WWIII is starting and we don’t need this BS. What a bunch of FOOLS, Anything to KISS ASS to BLM to be PC. The buying power of the dollar last month is THREE CENTS. But they keep printing more and doing STUPID STUFF LIKE THESE. GOD SAVE US FROM THESE FOOL! PLEASE.

Rick
Rick
4 months ago

The leftist new world order/world economic forum Satanist seem like total morons, but I say to you that they have been planning all of this for a long time. They look you right in the eye and tell you to go to their poison centers and sacrifice your child to satan. The young parents only watch fake news and so they have no clue that they are taking their child to get a lethal injection that will at the very least make them sterol. Buttgigg is a whole other story in the insanity.

JOE BIDEN
JOE BIDEN
4 months ago

Hey Butthead, I’m going to have to FIRE you for promoting such nonsense !!!

Rick
Rick
4 months ago

The democrats are sick in the head and not just a little either.

Howard
Howard
4 months ago

Fire that idiot that’s the most outrageous thing I have ever heard a simpleton say

Howard
Howard
4 months ago

Where is the senate and the congress this is the most idiotic stupid assinine thing I have ever heard of

MikefromTexas
MikefromTexas
4 months ago

Guess ya can say everything is racist. In the 60’s we called them blackboards, then it was changed to chalk boards, so I guess blacktop could be called racist also. Who knows…

Timbuktu58
Timbuktu58
4 months ago

How does he determine as to what race the road belongs to?
Concrete Roads?
Asphalt Roads?
Unpaved Roads?
Gravel Roads?
et al?

Perhaps will make a good topic for his Keynote address to the Institute of Transportation Engineers Annual Conference.

MarkOwen
MarkOwen
4 months ago

Knows a lot about trans-portation, been rear ended many times.

Bill
Bill
3 months ago

That’s insane. What will Mr. Bean think of next as a way to waste taxpayer dollars?

stephen weiss
stephen weiss
3 months ago

hey Buttigieg…know what’s racist…telling everybody to buy an electric car..when only rich white suburbanists can afford one….and sticking the blacks and hispanics with the high price of gas..

Helga
Helga
3 months ago
Reply to  stephen weiss

Hit the nail on the head! The poor people suffer the most under these fricking policies!!