Mazur: Pelosi political pork in Build Back Better

To the editor:

Democrat’s control of Congress enables Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer to abandon the legislative process and write bills in secret, stifle debate and prevent Minority amendments. This allows corruption to emerge especially when you have a complicit President.

Build Back Better (BBB), President Biden’s signature legislation, is a prime example where political agenda is driving process. It was written in Speaker Pelosi’s office and included $200 Million for the Presidio Trust which encompasses the Presidio Golf Course, located in Pelosi’s affluent neighborhood. Residents there contributed $20 Million to Democrats in 2020 alone. Is this payback?

The BBB bill has a tax credit of $12,500 for the purchases of a union made electric car. The largest electric car maker in the US is Tesla where employees have rejected attempts to unionize. Tesla purchasers will not qualify for the tax credit. Tesla also intends to move from Democrat controlled California to Republican Texas. Is this Democrat retaliation?

BBB has billions for unnamed community organizations promoting “community engagement and civic infrastructure”. Is this a backdoor to nationalized elections? Are elections going to be manipulated like the corrupted big city bosses did years ago?

State legislatures have a committee process that encourages open debates before bills are voted on. The totalitarian power exhibited by Democrats in Congress today was not the intent of our Founding Fathers. Bills should be bi-partisan, for the best interest of citizens and not used for political exploitation. Voters need to clean this swamp or lose our Republic!

Frank Mazur

South Burlington

Categories: Opinion

3 replies »

  1. Mr. Mazur you have hit the nail squarely on the head. I could not agree with you more! We must continue to trumpet the truth, expose the lies and all the corruption. Thank you so much.

  2. I read a meme on Gab.com today, apparently by Gov. Rick Desantis that reads as follows ” Since no one reads these 2,000+ page bills, how about we sneak term limits in there”.

    Wonderful idea,because all of our #itching and moaning to date, has got us nowhere’s with this useless lot of grifters on Capitol Hill.