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In It to Win It

(8,654 posts)
Sat Jun 22, 2024, 03:34 PM Jun 22

Signs promoting Biden's infrastructure may break the law, Cruz alleges

Signs promoting Biden’s infrastructure may break the law, Cruz alleges





Sen. Ted Cruz is asking a federal watchdog to investigate whether the Biden administration is violating the Hatch Act by using taxpayer dollars to tout its 2021 infrastructure law — a move that comes amid evidence that most voters are unaware of one of the president’s biggest legislative achievements.

The Texas Republican argues that the administration has “highly politicized” the law, including by encouraging projects funded by the statute to post signs giving credit to President Joe Biden, according to a letter from Cruz provided to POLITICO. He pointed to guidelines posted by the White House specifying that the signs say in large letters: “Project Funded By President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.”

It’s not uncommon for the names of presidents and other public officials to appear on signs announcing projects they helped fund — and critics of former President George W. Bush similarly complained when the Internal Revenue Service sent letters to taxpayers promoting his tax cuts. But Cruz argues that Biden takes it to another level, alleging that the White House “unilaterally rebranded” the 2021 statute as “President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.”

“I write to refer this to you for investigation as a possible violation of the Hatch Act, federal law that broadly prohibits using taxpayer dollars for campaign activity,” Cruz wrote on Thursday to Hampton Dellinger, head of the Office of Special Counsel. “Congress, not President Biden, wrote [the infrastructure law], and it did not do so to aid the President’s reelection campaign.”

“These displays are nothing more than campaign yard signs courtesy of the American taxpayer,” Cruz wrote.
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Irish_Dem

(52,540 posts)
2. Honest to God. Can't the GOP actually do something to help Americans.
Sat Jun 22, 2024, 03:40 PM
Jun 22

Do they have to waste taxpayers time and money on silly stunts.

Walleye

(32,301 posts)
3. Gotta be kidding. Put your name on the stimulus checks for crying out loud
Sat Jun 22, 2024, 03:41 PM
Jun 22

Trump administration didn’t even look at the Hatch act as a legit law

BComplex

(8,578 posts)
5. During the trump administration, my small town very MAGA town manager put signs up on city areas claiming
Sat Jun 22, 2024, 03:46 PM
Jun 22

these projects were brought to us by trump, where they were actually funded through grants that had been in place long before trump ever soiled the white house.

malaise

(271,934 posts)
8. While as a leading member of the Cringy Clapping Cabal (CCC), he cheers on the effin
Sat Jun 22, 2024, 03:54 PM
Jun 22

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CONvicted Felon.

Fuck off you shameless tool.

doc03

(35,851 posts)
13. They did the same with Obama's Recovery Act in 2009. I know a person that owned a
Sat Jun 22, 2024, 06:36 PM
Jun 22

paving company, he lost all his private contracts but the Recovery Act kept him in business
and employees working. He is still a Trump loving MAGAloon.

BoRaGard

(1,047 posts)
14. This is been standard since at least the 1950s
Sat Jun 22, 2024, 06:40 PM
Jun 22

frikken republicans are so whiney.

No wonder everyone thinks of them as deplorable.

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