Which are critical investments and which are unnecessary extravagances?
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.