What exactly is this thing?
Why is it being called an infrastructure bill?
“NEW YORK (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan is loaded with road repairs, internet upgrades and other initiatives that are widely popular on their own, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, but U.S. public support declines when the initiatives are packed into a Democratic bill and sold as a Biden-backed plan. …
The poll found:
– 79% of Americans supported a government overhaul of American roadways, railroads, bridges, and ports.
– 71% supported a plan to extend high-speed internet to all Americans.
– 68% supported an initiative to replace every lead pipe in the country.
– 66% supported tax credits for renewable energy. …
Only 45% of Americans said they would support a jobs and infrastructure plan that was “recently released by the Biden administration.” Another 27% said they were opposed and the remaining 28% said they were not sure.
The decline in support appears to be mostly a partisan reaction: only about two in 10 Republicans and three in 10 independents said they supported a Biden infrastructure plan, compared with seven out of 10 Democrats.
Republicans and independents also have expressed very little trust this year in the Democratic-led Congress. …”
Americans support infrastructure spending.
They’re not sold though on whatever this is being the infrastructure bill that is needed right now or how the Democrats intend to pay for it. The Democrat brand is toxic.
Note: I have my own reservations about the bill. I think we should be taxing Wall Street to pay for physical infrastructure upgrades.