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GOP Is Being Fooled by This Infrastructure ‘Deal’

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GOP Is Being Fooled by This Infrastructure ‘Deal’

New York Post June 25, 2021
Urban PolicyInfrastructure & Transportation
EconomicsBudget

Republicans negotiating a bipartisan infrastructure deal are walking into a trap set by Democrats.

President Biden has proposed $4 trillion in (loosely defined) infrastructure spending, and reached out to Senate Republicans to determine what they will accept as part of a bipartisan deal. Senate Republicans have reportedly agreed to $580 billion over the decade in more traditional infrastructure spending such as roads, bridges, transit, airports, electric power, and water infrastructure.

As part of the agreement, Republicans stripped out the non-infrastructure requests, such as nearly $1 trillion in corporate subsidies and $400 billion for long-term care. These Republicans can ensure the 60 votes necessary to pass the Senate without a filibuster.

Continue reading the entire piece here at the New York Post

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Brian M. Riedl is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Follow him on Twitter here.

Photo by Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images

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