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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Manatee County Commissioner Vanesa Baugh - Ethics Complaint

Florida West Coast

Opinion By:
Jennifer L. Hamey Esq.

 Ethics...this whole matter boils down to ethical behavior.  When someone opts to be an elected official, they also agree to the responsibilities that come with it.  These responsibilities include integrity, trust, transparency and yes, ethical behavior.   What Vanessa Baugh did was just wrong.  This is not a political issue.  It doesn't matter who you voted for.  It doesn't matter your stance on Covid, masks or vaccines.  I have no personal issue with Vanessa Baugh, I have never even met her.  But what I do have is an absolute utter disgust for her behavior and actions which effected EVERY SINGLE RESIDENT of Manatee County!

 Now as I speak of responsibilities of our elected officials, it is imperative to also point out that we as the voting population also have responsibilities.  We have the responsibility to hold our elected officials accountable.  We have a responsibility to demand transparency from them and to speak out when clear wrongs have been committed. 

 It was this epiphany that arose within me as I realized it is unfair to expect all these responsibilities of our elected officials, if we too don't adhere to our own responsibility to act when appropriate.   When the story first broke about what Vanessa Baugh had done, I was appalled, but I too am busy and thought what can I do about it?  It is what it is. Then I took a step back and thought no, if we don't speak up, then accountability will never be reached.  As an attorney I am held to a set of rules and ethics within my field.  I am held accountable for my actions.  Why shouldn't she be held accountable for what she did?  I was reminded of the concept, loosely quoted, of "all it takes for evil to triumph is for good men (or women) to do nothing."  I don't get the right to complain if I am not going to take steps to fix it.

So at this point, if you don't already know, you may be asking what did this Vanessa Baugh person do?  Well, I have attached the below complaint that I filed with the Florida Commission on Ethics outlining exactly what, in my opinion, she did wrong to violate Florida laws, Administrative laws and the Florida Constitution while in her role as a public official.  Now disclaimer: this is just my personal complaint that I filed, and the matter is pending.  There has been no outcome at this point.

 Secondly, I have begun a petition on Change.org (link is also attached below).  Manatee County is unchartered and not a municipality so the recourse is that the governor must be the one to suspend Ms. Baugh.  But this petition is not just for Manatee County.  This petition is for anyone and everyone in Florida that wants their elected officials to be held accountable for their behavior.  This is an issue for every voter who cares about their local and state government doing what is right.  So please take a minute and read the petition and if you agree, please sign it.  We hope to get many, many signatures of Florida voters to the governor so he can see how many people care about holding public officials accountable.     

Now at the end of the day, will these steps I've taken result in any action being taken place against Vanessa Baugh?  I don't know.  But I can sleep well at night knowing I took the responsibility to speak out about something that I think was really wrong.  I have done everything I can do at this point to spread the word and inform people.  Because remember, this issue is not about politics...it's about ethics!

Change.org:  http://chng.it/RCsgYXHjP6

The text below is from the Formal Ethics Complaint and was created using a PDF to Microsoft Word Converter. It is a reasonable rendering but should NOT be relied on for legal or professional reference.

 Some Addresses and Phone Numbers have been redacted

 

 Florida Commission on Ethics

P. 0. Drawer 15709, Tallahassee, Florida 32317-5709

 "A Public Office is a Public Trust"

1. PERSON BRINGING COMPLAINT:

Name: Jennifer L. Hamey Telephone Number: (941) 932-6217

Address; 3815 US Highway 301 North 

City: Ellenton, County: Manatee, State: FL Zip Code: 34222

 2. PERSON AGAINST WHOM COMPLAINT IS BROUGHT:

Use a separate complaint form for each person you wish to complain against:

Name: Vanessa Baugh Telephone Number: (941) 745- 3703

Address; PO Box 1000

City: Bradenton, County: Manatee, Zip Code: 34206

Title of office or position held or sought: Manatee County Commissioner

 3. STATEMENT OF FACTS:

Please provide a full explanation of your complaint, describing the facts and the actions of the person named above and why you believe he or she violated the law. Include relevant dates and the names and addresses of persons whom you believe may be witnesses. Please do not submit more than 15 pages, including this form. Please do not submit video or audio tapes, CDs, DVDs, flash drives or other electronic media; such material will not be considered part of the complaint and will be returned.

 4. OATH  (See original Document for formal Oath and Official Witness)

I the person bringing this complaint, do swear or affirm that the facts set forth in the foregoing complaint and attachments thereto are true and correct to fittest of my knowledge and belief.  

MEMORANDUM – COMPLAINT

I. ISSUES FOR CONSIDERATION

1. Did Respondent violate Florida Statute 112.3 1 3(6), Misuse of Public Position, by ignoring the county‘s lottery system for the Covid—19 vaccine distribution and instead unilaterally picking two zip codes in her district to receive 3,000 additional vaccines issued by the State, to the detriment of all other Manatee County residents 65 and over who had signed up for the lottery system?

 2. Did Respondent violate Florida Statute 112.313(6), Misuse of Public Position, by putting herself and four friends onto a "VIP" list provided to the county to insure she received a vaccine from the extra doses provided by the State?

 II. SUMMARY OF FACTS

On or around early February, 2021, Vanessa Baugh (hereinafter referred to as "Respondent") was approached by Governor DeSantis with an offer of 3,000 additional vaccines to be used for Manatee County at a pop-up location in Lakewood Ranch, specifically Premier Sports Campus. Interestingly, that location is owned by Manatee County as a park, not any individual ownership.

 Respondent, by her own admission as stated by her at a County Work Session on February 18, 2021, took full responsibility for choosing the two zip code locations (34202 and 34211) and advised she was not directed by the Governor to do so. Both of these zip codes are located in her district, are predominantly white and have an average median income of over $100,000. Respondent also lives and owns a business in zip code 34202.

 Subsequently, on or about February 15, 2021, Respondent provided a list of five names, one of which was her own, that stated in the subject line "Names for List", which was directed to the county employee working on the list of people to be vaccinated at the pop—up location. (See Attached Exhibit A). This information was revealed to the public and other commissioners shortly after to which Respondent then issued an apology for what she did during a public commissioner meeting. Respondent further admits in her response to correspondence from an angry resident that she "did have a lack of judgment." (See Attached Exhibit B).

 III. ALLEGED VIOLATIONS

A. Florida Statute 112.313: Standards of conduct for public officers.

Pursuant to 112.3 13(1), Respondent qualifies as a public officer subject to the requirements of this section as she is a "person elected or appointed to hold office in any agency. . .“. Respondent was reelected as Manatee County Commissioner, District 5, on November 3, 2020 and was sworn into the position on November 17, 2020.

 Further, pursuant to 112.313(6), "no public officer...shall corruptly use or attempt to use his or her official position or any property or resource which may be within his or her trust, or perform his or her official duties, to secure a special privilege, benefit or exemption for himself, herself, or others." Discussion of said violation to this section is divided into two separate incidents as discussed above under issues for consideration.

 The first instance of violating 112.313(6) occurred when Respondent took it upon herself to determine what two zip codes were worthy to receive an additional 3,000 vaccines and chose two areas that were advantageous to her personally and to the detriment of the other 150,000 persons over the age of 65 who had done as directed and entered into a lottery system. Respondent used her position to advise the Governor of her choices. She did so with no discussion with the other six commissioners and she did so without any consideration of the very lottery system she put into place for the residents of Manatee County to maintain fairness in the process.

 The second instance of violating 112.313(6) occurred just days later when after already excluding over 140,000 residents from a chance at the 3,000 vaccines (only 7,285 of the approximately 150,000 signed up residents for the lottery lived in 34202 or 34211, See Attached Exhibit C), Respondent created a "VIP" list to insure that she and several friends and neighbors got vaccines out of those 3,000 that were provided by the state. As shown in Exhibit A, two of the parties that she listed on her "VIP" list didn't even live within the two zip codes that she chose as the ones to get the vaccine!

 These actions taken by Respondent, separately and over the course of approximately a week, are a clear violation of the requirements outlined in 112.313(6).

 B. Florida Administrative Code §34-18.001: Scope and Applicability of Chapter

 This Chapter of the Code is designed to define disproportionate benefit as used in Article II, Section 8(h)(2) of the Florida Constitution. Fl. Adm. Code §34-18.001(2)(a) defines disproportionate benefit as a "benefit, privilege, exemption or result arising from an act or omission by a public officer or public employee inconsistent with the proper performance of his or her public duties."

 Fl. Adm. Code §34-18.001(3) discusses the points the Commission shall consider to determine disproportionate benefit. Complainant will discuss each item below, briefly outlining how Respondent violated each item:

 1. §34-18.001(3)(a): The number of people who would experience a benefit was different in each instance of Respondent violating 112.313(6). The first act of Respondent picking two zip codes, which isolated only certain people to be chosen for 3,000 vaccines, resulted in 7,285 people getting the potential benefit of securing a vaccine to the exclusion of the other 142,000 in the lottery pool for the county. 1She further benefited herself because she also lived in one of the chosen districts. In the second instance, five people, including Respondent, benefitted from being on the "VIP" list to receive the vaccine to the exclusion of all other residents of Manatee County who were waiting in the lottery system set up by the commissioners, including Respondent.

 2. §34-18.00113)(b): Simply put, the nature of the interest was personal gain and to help her political and social friends.

3. §34-18.00113)(c) and (d): The degree to which the interests of all those who would experience the benefit are affected is substantial and greatly more advantageous compared to others. Millions of people are waiting to get a vaccine during a pandemic that has crippled our nation for almost a year. Respondent used her position of power to bypass every one of her constituents who have been following the rules put in place by her and the other commissioners to jump to the head of the line and receive a vaccine. Furthermore, Respondent chose to forego the needs of the rest of the county, all of whom she has an equal duty to same as her own district, to put the needs of her own constituents in front of all the others entered into the lottery system.

4. §34-18.001(3)1e): There was zero degree of uncertainty! Respondent knew from the very beginning her actions took away over 3,000 vaccines to the majority of those in the county lottery pool, for the benefit of two zip codes. Further, Respondent knew from the very beginning that it was completely wrong to add herself and several friends to a "VIP" list to insure they received the vaccine. By engaging in this course of action, she took the opportunity away for there to be an equal likelihood of all people in the lottery to get picked for the 3,000 extra available doses.

 5. §34-18.001(3)(f): Respondent lives in Lakewood Ranch and sits as a Manatee

County Commissioner with six other individuals. In neither instance was what she did available to any of those persons. Neither the residents of Lakewood Ranch nor the other commissioners were given an option to pick zip codes to get the extra 3,000 vaccines nor did they have the opportunity to be put on a "VIP" list.

 Finally, 34—18.001(4) outlines that the requisite intent for finding a violation to Article II,

Section (8)(h)(2) of the Florida Constitution is that the officer acted with a wrongful intent for the purpose of obtaining a benefit which is inconsistent with the proper performance of her public duties. Respondent is an elected official who was voted in to serve as a Manatee County Commissioner. While she was voted in by her District, which is not comprised of the entire county, she is still obligated and has a duty to serve the needs of the ENTIRE county. Respondent intentionally chose not to do that. The exhibits attached to this complaint, as well as by Respondent's own admissions, clearly reflect poor judgment and an intentional failure to avoid a disproportionate benefit to herself, her friends and to the residents of 34202 and 34211.

 C. Florida Constitution, Article II, Section (8)(h)(2)1: Ethics in Government

Florida Constitution, Article II, Section (8)(h)(2) states in pertinent part that a public officer shall not abuse her position in order to obtain a disproportionate benefit for herself. This Article and Section further outlines that an independent commission shall conduct investigations and make public reports and that said commission shall be this Florida Commission on Ethics.

Complainant will not re-address all of the arguments regarding abuse of power under this section as they have been adequately addressed in the paragraphs above.

 ______________________________________________

1 Complainant notes that Section (8)(h) was previously designated Section (8)(g). And while all remaining amendments to this Section shall not take effect until December 31. 2022, the pertinent one to this matter did take effect on December 31, 2020.

 IV. CONCLUSION

Respondent is an elected official, specifically a Manatee County Commissioner. When

Respondent took the position she was aware, or should have been aware, of her responsibilities under the Florida Statute, Florida Administrative Code and the Florida Constitution to never misuse her position of power for her benefit or the benefits of friends and family.

 Respondent is in a position of trust with a duty to serve ALL of the county to which she was elected. This includes in situations where decisions can be very difficult and the need may arise to put aside what is best for one's self for the benefit of those whose needs you swore to uphold. This country is in the middle of unprecedented times when the need for leadership has never been greater. The residents of this county turned to the commissioners as the leaders to set the rules and the guidelines for the Covid vaccine. The county commissioners collectively agreed to a lottery system to instill fairness that all of those residents over 65 that signed up would have an equal chance at a vaccine.

 Respondent abused that system. Respondent did not seek advice or counsel of her other commissioners to search for a fair way to distribute the extra 3,000 doses available to the county. She unilaterally decided on her own to pick two zip codes that she wanted to receive the vaccine to the detriment of all the other county residents. Further, she knowingly and willfully put her needs before those of the residents of her county by creating a VIP list that she was on, as well as including two people on the list that didn‘t even live in the zip codes she chose to receive the vaccines. Trust has been lost and cannot simply be regained by an apology. Respondent should be held accountable for these violations.

 Exhibit A

Dana Rawls

 From: Vanessa Baugh

Sent: Monday, February ‘15, 2021 12:58 AM

To: Jacob Saur

Subject: Names for lis

 Names for vaccination requested

Rex Jensen,

Lawrence Jensen, 

Robert E. Keehn. III, 

Marie E. Keehn,

Vanessa Baugh

Sent from my iPad

 

Exhibit B

Dana Rawls

From: Vanessa Baugh

Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2021 6:57 PM

To: STEPHEN MILLER

Subject: Re: COVID POP—UP LAKEWOOD RANCH

Mr Miller, I did have a lack of judgment, however I did not have the vaccine and there were 200 more vaccines added today. I do hope that you and your wife will get it soon.

Sent from my iPhone

 On Feb 18, 2021, at 6:31 PM, STEPHEN MILLER  wrote:

I AM A RESIDENT IN THE 34211 ZIP CODE OF LAKEWOOD RANCH. MY WIFE AND I ARE BOTH 72 AND HAVE HEALTH ISSUES. WE HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING TO GET THE VACCINE. WE ARE REGISTERED WITH MANATEE COUNTY AND READ IN THE OBSERVER THAT THE POOL IS AS FAIR A SYSTEM AS YOU CAN

HAVE SINCE ALL REGISTRANTS ARE SELECTED AT RANDOM BV COMPUTER WITH NO HUMAN INTERVENTION.

 NOW WE READ IN THE SAME PAPER HOW COMMISSIONER BAUGH, WHO COORDINATED THE EVENT, INTERVENED TO HAVE HERSELF AND SOME FRIENDS (OUTSIDE THE TWO ZIP CODES) BE PUT AHEAD OF THE REST OF US WHO ARE ASKED TO ACCEPT THE RULES AS BEING FAIR TO ALL.

 ABOVE ALL ELSE, WE EXPECT OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS TO HAVE INTEGRITY AND TO REPRESENT THE CITIZENRY FAIRLY. WE USE OUR VOTES TO PUT THOSE PERSONS IN OFFICE WHO WE BELIEVE IN. NEPOTISM SHOULD HAVE NO PLACE WITHIN THE MANATEE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS.

 MY WIFE AND I CONTINUE TO GET ON THE COMPUTER AT 7:00 AM TO LOG INTO THE PUBLIX, WINN DIXIE, CVS, WALGREENS, WALMART AND ANY OTHER SITE THAT MAY OFFER AN OPPORTUNITY TO SIGN UP BUT NEVER MAKE IT TO THE SCHEDULING SCREEN. WE REGULARY MONITOR OUR TEXT MESSAGES HOPING WE WILL BE SELECTED FROM THE MANATEE POOL BUT NEVER ARE.

 I JUST WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU HOW WE AND I'M SURE MANY OTHERS FEEL WHO ARE DESPERATE FOR THE VACCINE ONLY TO FIND THAT IT IS STILL "WHO YOU KNOW" THAT REALLY MATTERS.

 STEPHEN AND GAIL MILLER 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10 1

 Exhibit C

Dana Rawls

From: Jacob Saur

Sent: Saturday, February 13, 2021 1:53 PM

To: Vanessa Baugh

Subject: Zip codes  

HI Commissioner,

 There is 7,285 people registered with the primary residence listed as 34211 or 34202. I have a team meeting tomorrow to discuss the logistics of scheduling.

 That includes both 65 and older as well as frontline healthcare workers.

 Jake

 Jacob A. Saur, RPL

Director of Public Safety

Manatee County Government

Office: 9414493585

Cell: 941-705-1246

PO. Box 1000 Bradenton, FL 34206

Twitter: MCGPublicsafety

 Outlook for 10

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The text from the Formal Ethics Complaint and was created using a PDF to Microsoft Word Converter. It is a reasonable rendering but should NOT be relied on for legal or professional reference.


This post is contributed by
Jennifer L. Hamey Esq. The views expressed in this post are the author's and do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher of BayPost Internet or any publications, blogs, or social media pages where it may appear.

 

 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

JEEP BEACH 2021 is On In Daytona Beach



 FLORIDA  
WEST COAST        
Opinion by:  
E. Eugene Webb PhD

The largest Jeep beach event in the southeastern United States is on in Daytona Beach FL beginning Monday April 19th and running through Sunday April 25th.

The major portion of the event takes place at the Daytona International Speedway.

If you own a Jeep regardless of the model, you need to try to attend this year's Jeep Beach. Registration for the whole week is just $80.00 per Jeep, and that includes all the people you can safely put in your Jeep.

If you want to go over for just a day or two, you can buy an infield ticket for $10 per person at the front gate of the Daytona International Speedway, and you will have transportation to and from the main event in the infield by tram.

That's when I'll be there. When you're in the middle of a Jeep restoration you're always looking for Jeep stuff to buy.

Jeep Beach is a great family event with lots of things to do with your Jeep and lots of things to do in Daytona Beach.

As I write this, about a week prior to the event starting there are already 3000 jeeps registered to attend.

For all the information Check out the Official Jeep Beach site

If you want more up-to-date information check out these sites below.

Jeep Beach Facebook

Jeep Beach Twitter

Jeep Beach Instagram

Jeep Beach YouTube

I have attended Jeep Beach over the years, and below are a couple of links to two photo essays that we did in 2015 and 2017. You can check out my photo essays at the two links below.

Jeep Beach 2015

Jeep Beach 2017

If you've been going for a few years, you might spot your Jeep either out on the beach or at one of the events. Before you're tempted to just click the link and hit download be aware there are hundreds of photos at each of these links. Individual pictures or the whole stack are free to download so help yourself. Just select the picture you happen to like go up in the right-hand corner click the download arrow, and here it comes.

Unfortunately, our latest Jeep restoration a 1998 TJ is not going to be ready to make the trip to Jeep
Beach this year. She's going in for a heart transplant this week. A new Jasper rebuilt engine, and probably will not be ready to make the trip to Daytona Beach by the time the event takes place.

If you're new to the Jeep family, let me be one of the first to welcome you into a great fraternity and a wonderful lifestyle.

Oh, and by the way, if you're worried about the kids, just bring them along, there are things for the kids to do lots of jeeps for them to look at and overall, it's just a great family event.

If you're looking for the ultimate Jeep Beach experience, I actually think there are two. The first one is for an additional $50, or so you can take your Jeep out onto the Daytona International Speedway and drive a lap. If you've never done it before you may have trouble choking back a tear.

The other really great event takes place on Sunday April 25th it's kind of a non sanctioned event but the folks who run Jeep Beach have, on an annual basis worked out an agreement with the city of Daytona Beach for a Jeep Beach drive on the sand. You can trust me on this one it will be an experience you will never forget.

So come and join 3000 or 4000 of your newest friends. Bring your Jeep, your family and just have a really good time.

If you know someone who has a Jeep, be sure to forward this Post to them.

Hope to see you there.

E-mail Doc at mail to: dr.gwebb@yahoo.com or send me a Facebook (E. Eugene Webb) Friend request. Like or share on Facebook and follow me on TWITTER  @DOC ON THE BAY.

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Manatee County Vaccine Gate – Why Are the Investigations Taking So Long?


Florida West Coast
Opinion by: E. Eugene Webb PhD 

Maybe you are as confused as I am regarding how long the Manatee County sheriff's investigation into the County Commission Chairperson Vanessa Baugh vaccine debacle is taking?

For some background information check out this article from the Anna Maria Island Sun By Joe Hendricks -February 24, 2021 Lakewood Ranch vaccinations trigger criminal investigation.

From the date, you read this; it will be almost two months since the original complaint was filed. It would certainly seem that even the Manatee County Sheriff's Department can successfully investigate a complaint where the subject in the complaint has openly confessed to the matters in the case.

There is also a Florida Ethics Commission complaint which is in progress. These complaints typically take some time to resolve and so far, there has been no comment or action from the Florida ethics Commission.

While all of this has been going on, the Manatee County Commission has been wrestling with removing Commissioner Baugh from the chairman's role. Twice this  Commission has moved a motion to remove dismiss Baugh and twice the vote has been four to three against the removal.

So, what is really going on at the Manatee County Commission?

I think the solution can be pretty much summed up in three letters SMR.

The Sheriff is an elected official, and he certainly doesn't want to get on the wrong side of SMR because their support both financially and politically are absolutely key to getting reelected.

The four County commissioners voting against removal of Commissioner Baugh from the chairperson's position are equally in need of the support of SMR if they are to continue in their offices.

Most disappointing to me, in this soap opera like drama on the County Commission is the decision of newly elected Commissioner George Kruse opposing Commissioner Baugh’s’ removal. His position regarding this matter goes contrary to his campaign position regarding the activities of the Manatee County Commission.

Given the very likely reality that any action against commissioner Baugh will raise not only the ire of the folks out at Lakewood Ranch but quite possibly and most likely the ire of Governor Ron DeSanctis. And nobody with any political aspirations wants to deal with those issues.

Manatee County is stuck with a bought and paid for County Commission that will consistently place the wants and desires of the big developers ahead of the needs of the citizens of Manatee County.

The real solution to this problem lies at the ballot box, and then, only if the voters will openly recognize that the highly developer supported candidates are probably not the best ones to represent the long term interest of everyone in Manatee County.

E-mail Doc at mail to: dr.gwebb@yahoo.com or send me a Facebook (E. Eugene Webb) Friend request. Like or share on Facebook and follow me on TWITTER  @DOC ON THE BAY.

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Biden Bankrupt America Bill Collides with Opening Our Economy

 Tampa, Fl

From: Eye On Tampa Bay
Posted by: Sharon Calvert

$2.5- $4 Trillion Biden Bankrupt America bill


Biden and the Democrats are masquerading their Multi-Trillion Dollar Green New Deal as an “Infrastructure and Jobs" bill. It is actually another Democrat massive porkbarrel Omnibus Spending bill to advance Biden's radical climate change agenda
.

 But Biden's Big Government Socialist spending agenda is hitting the headwind of good news. All across the country our economy is opening back up providing the opportunities for Americans to get back to work. 

 This now raises questions why we need to spend $2.5 Trillion on what Biden touts as a "jobs" bill right after ramming through his faux COVID relief $1.9 Trillion Porkulus bill. Ironically, the poorly timed Porkulus included incentives for people not to go back to work so should those provisions now be repealed?

 Even as Biden proposes the biggest tax hike in history, he knows that will not pay for his Socialist programs and will do nothing to reduce deficit spending. 

 Biden's Green New Deal will put more Debt on our children, grandchildren and future generations. Our unsustainable debt will continue increasing at an alarming rate. 

 Biden's Green New Deal is the Biden Bankrupt America (BBA) bill.

 The Biden Bankrupt America (BBA) bill spends very little on Roads, Bridges, Ports, and Airport infrastructure. Where are the Trillions of Biden Debt Dollars going?

 According to Legal Insurrection and other reporting, the BBA Green New Deal will fund (editorializing mine):

·                     $115B to revamp highways and roads, including 10 major and 10,000 smaller bridges in need of reconstruction

·                     $20B to improve road safety, including for cyclists and pedestrians.

·                     $20B to TEAR DOWN EXISTING HIGHWAYS and INTERSTATES which are some of our biggest and most highly utilized assets in the country. (Ironically Biden touts the Interstate Highway System project as his model at the same time he wants to tear them down)

·                     $85B to existing and expanding transit systems and double federal money for public transit (that few want to ride)

·                     $80B to keep bailing out bankrupted Amtrak

·                     $174B to state/local gov't and handouts to auto companies to build 500K electric vehicles by 2030 

·                     $25B for airports

·                     $17B to ports, inland waterways and ferries

·                     $213B to "retrofit" more than 2 million homes and build 500K homes for low and middle income

·                     $40B to "improve" public housing

·                     $100B for "Universal" Broadband for everyone (Democrats oppose the ENCORES project in FL that provides Broadband hmmm....)

·                     $111B to replace lead pipes

·                     $100B to upgrade and build new schools (Democrats want the Feds to have more control over our local schools, they will use bribes to do it)

·                     $12B for community colleges ("Dr." Jill shirked her duties for more money - "caretaking" OldJoe and their dogs that bite is time consuming)

·                     $25B to upgrade child-care facilities

·                     $16B TO PLUG OIL AND GAS WELLS (HELLO higher energy costs, higher gas prices & higher costs of just about everything you use or buy everyday that uses petroleum products)

·                     $40B to a Dislocated Workers Program (after government policies destroy your good paying job, they will coerce you to go build solar panels)

·                     $50B to to create a new office at the Department of Commerce dedicated to monitoring domestic industrial capacity 

·                     $18B to "modernize" VA Hospitals/Clinics

·                     $10B to "revamp" Federal Buildings (does that include barbed wire fencing around them so they can all look like the North Korea DMZ)

·                     $10B to "conservation" workers and "environmental" justice

·                     $400B to caretakers for seniors and adults with disabilities

·                     $100B to "Develop Workforce" in low income communities (we currently have city/county/state/regional agencies who spend millions of our tax dollars every year on workforce development, often in our low income communities)

·                     $5B for community violence prevention programs

The Grandaddy of Big Black Hole nebulous spending in the Biden Bankrupt America Bill is $580B. These funds will be funneled to the Democrats "greenie weenie" cronies and donor base. Remember Solyndra who was financially backed by Obama fundraising bundler George Kaiser? (more below)

 There are many provisions in the Biden Bankrupt America, crafted by Socialist Bernie Sanders, to promote Biden's Leftist equity and social justice warrior agenda.  

 The Biden Bankrupt America Bill includes provisions to stomp out State "Right to Work" laws and protect Unions. It includes job destroying provisions to wipe out the livelihoods of millions and millions of independent contractors like ride share drivers, content providers, etc. 

BBA makes unconstitutional policy dictates on local land use. It forces bans on minimum lot sizes, bans on mandatory parking requirements and bans prohibitions on multifamily housing. Oh the irony...the hypocrisy of Democrats ranting about "local control" when they prefer DC, a thousand arm lengths away, to rule over state and local issues.

Biden admits his Biden Bankrupt America is for government to dictate a total electric economy by 2035 which is just 14 short years away. Biden's dictates ignore expansion of nuclear power. 

 What will happen when Biden destroys our fossil fuel industry in 14 years? What will happen as Biden dictates an all electric economy that relies on solar and wind but no expanded nuclear energy?

 Look at California. California has already implemented the "electrify everything" agenda. California's costly "greenie weenie" dictates have resulted in rising energy costs hurting low and middle income the most.

 Now California cannot keep their lights on and use rolling blackouts like a third world country. The Biden Bankrupt America plan will do that to our entire country.

We remember the "greenie weenie" scandals from the Obama/Biden 2009 crony stimulus. Biden, who has never created a job in his life, was appointed by Obama to oversee the Spending. Taxpayers lost Billions that was handed to "greenie weenie" companies who quickly went bankrupt. 

 When "greenie weenie" Solyndra took $535 Million of Obama/Biden stimulus, Biden stated:

By investing in the infrastructure and technology of the future, we are not only creating jobs today, but laying the foundation for long-term growth in the 21st-century economy. 

Two years later Solyndra was bankrupt laying off all 1100 employees wasting $535 million of taxpayer dollars.

 The Biden Bankrupt America "greenie weenie" spending agenda on steroids will come with strings attached. It will force burdensome regulations and more bureaucracy to further Biden and the Democrat base Socialist agenda.

 Imagine the waste, fraud and abuse. It will abound as Democrats throw Trillions of taxpayer dollars to their crony donor base and Leftist special interests.

Worst of all, Biden and the Democrats intend to bake in their massive spending into future spending. Biden and the Democrat intend to make it as difficult as possible to reduce or get rid of the new Socialists spending programs they created through $1.9T Porkulus and the Multi-Trillion Biden Bankrupt America bills. 

 In a span of only a few months Biden has brought up two bills costing almost $5 Trillion. 

$5,000,000,000,000.

Biden is no Moderate Democrat. 

 The Democrat's Socialist base demands even larger government spending and higher taxes. Biden is now looking at a $4 Trillion Biden Bankrupt America bill and higher tax hikes to partially pay for it.

 The deficit spending and exponentially rising debt of a $4 Trillion Biden Bankrupt America bill, that endlessly bakes in the Democrats insane Socialist spending, will simply Bankrupt America sooner. 

 Biden's $1.9 Trillion poorly timed Porkulus and horribly planned $2.5-$4 Trillion Biden Bankrupt America bill now collide with the reopening of our economy. 

 Fully reopen our economy and get government out of the way

 There are 49 vulnerable Democrats in the House. Senators Warnock in Georgia and Kelly in Arizona have to run again next year. 

 If Democrats ram through the Multi-Trillion Dollar Biden Bankrupt America Green New Deal that endlessly bakes in their massive spending, hold them accountable.

 Vote them out in 2022.

Posted by Sharon Calvert at 12:35 PM 

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