Stelter’s Guests Fret Lack of Attention to Great Things in $3.5 Trillion ‘Infrastructure’ Bill

Brent Baker | October 4, 2021
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Two journalists on CNN’s Reliable Sources fretted about the media focus on Democratic infighting over the $3.5 trillion social infrastructure bill instead of highlighting all the great things in the huge bill. “There’s this narrative that it’s Democrats dividing over this. I actually think this is just Democrats deciding how they’re going to actually get this done,” Time magazine senior correspondent Charlotte Alter complained. 

“I also think that everybody seems to be missing the bigger picture of what $3.5 trillion over ten years actually could mean to American families,” Alter contented, citing as a positive “massive investment in the social safety net, that would be the largest investment in childcare, and in climate change, in paid family leave in a generation.”
Jonathan Cohn, a senior national correspondent for HuffPost, agreed: “I’m 100 percent with Charlotte on this. It is amazing how little attention over the past few months we’ve given to these potentially really transformative pieces of legislation.” He listed how “every other country in the world has a paid leave law” and “the profound change in policy on climate change,” so, “there is a lot in this bill, and we probably should be talking a lot more about it.”

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