Build Back Better or boondoggle? Why Biden’s bill is so divisive

Source: Christian Science Monitor
by Christa Case Bryant

“After months of negotiations, House Democrats narrowly passed the largest spending bill in history Friday morning. President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act is twice as big in real dollars as Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, according to the White House. Democrats are proud of that. Republicans are horrified. The bill (which faces an uncertain fate in the Senate) promises historic investments in climate initiatives, health care, universal pre-K, and child care subsidies. It also brings changes in taxation and enforcement that Democrats say will address inequities and enable more citizens to flourish.” (11/19/21)