When Politicians Talk About Infrastructure

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There’s an emerging political consensus that while the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill is a reckless attempt to enact the Bernie Sanders agenda, a separate plan to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure is a reasonable bipartisan compromise. But don’t sell the infrastructure plan short—it too is a tremendous slouch.

As leftists in Congress begin threatening to hold up infrastructure spending until they get additional trillions, sensible lawmakers should consider letting the Sandernistas shoot their legislative hostage.

WSJ

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