Poll: How Important Are These Initiatives for Infrastructure?

Which are critical investments and which are unnecessary extravagances?

“Pothole repair in St. Johnsbury” by VTrans – Vermont Agency of Transportation is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

On August 10, 2021 the Senate approved a $1 trillion infrastructure bill. The next day, they passed a $3.5 trillion spending plan to address climate change, clean energy, disaster preparedness, drinking water, family and medical leave, child care, pre-K to college education, housing, jobs, immigration reform, technology investment, cybersecurity, and health care.

The Senate bill would be financed through repurposing unspent COVID-19 funds and through taxes on cryptocurrencies. The budget plan would be financed through taxes on corporations and on annual individual incomes over $400K. Neither the bill nor the spending plan are final, so changes could be made before they are implemented.

On a scale of 0 to 4, in which 0 means unnecessary and 4 means critical, how important do you consider these 12 categories of infrastructure initiatives.

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