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The plan provides for universal pre-kindergarten, free two-year community college, tax incentives for clean-energy sources to fight climate change, and an expansion of Medicare to cover dental, vision, and hearing. Democrats hope to cover the cost of the plan in part with tax hikes on corporations and high-earning families.
President Biden's infrastructure bill is being described by conservative critics as "the worst legislation that's passed over the last century."
Senators voted in favor of the $1.2 trillion plan today. But that's just the beginning because the bill is only a "down payment" on the Democrats' $3.5 trillion "social infrastructure" plan.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused a severe public health crisis as well as substantial economic disruption for every American. So far, lawmakers have enacted six major bills, costing about $5.3 trillion, to help manage the pandemic and mitigate the economic burden on families and businesses. Below is a recap of that legislation.
originally posted by: sciencelol
It would take a person 37 000 years just to count to 1 trillion so well over 100 000 years to count to 3.5.
This is ridiculous, and bye bye country and US dollar
originally posted by: network dude
a reply to: xuenchen
it may not come as a "tax", but more of and enhanced charge on normal things. Bread, milk, eggs, all costing more and more. Rich folk will pay and complain a little, poor folk will cut back, eat less, make sacrifices. But no new taxes! (you can read his lips if you like)
originally posted by: ColeYounger
We are led by the least among us – the least intelligent, the least noble, the least visionary. We are led by the least among us and we do not fight back against the dehumanizing values that are handed down as control icons.