Mr Biden stood tall and with the support of centrist democrats negotiated with Republicans a deal that will bring to America the much needed initial impetus to enter the 21st century in the area of infrastructure. The $1.2 trillion bill contemplates $109 billion for roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects, $55 billion for water infrastructure and $73 billion for the nation’s power structure. Other areas of spending include transit, airports, broadband internet and electric vehicles. In short the US is beginning to walk in the direction of competitiveness; progress and development.
The bill falls short of President Biden’s initial proposal of $2.25 trillion and will rattle the ranks and files of progressive democrats. But it represents the return of reason in public policy making and reveals statesmanship talents in President Biden.
Failure to assimilate human beings to infrastructure could also perhaps bring back sense in analyzing our social milieu. Enough with trying to redress injustices of the past with disequilibria of the present. Americans are united by the values of hard work, freedom and ingenuity. For them to succeed the state has to provide defense , economic stability and access to good public services such as education, access to water and economic stability. Should the spending train continue to be fueled businesses will find it difficult to fill their vacant jobs as many would rather live on welfare than work. Should the spending spree unleash an inflationary wave he poor and the middle classes will be most hard hit. Finally should education lose its focus on science to become the pulpit to freshly baked theories on human behavior that fail the test of evidence, the United States could slowly but surely slip into historical irrelevance like other powers before. In short the return of reason seems underway and it I much appreciated. Or to put it in president Biden’s words the infrastructure bill “…reflects consensus. The heart of democracy”.
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