It is crunch time for Joe Biden and this package is overwhelming because it is very broad, including a plan to address transportation, broadband utilities, child care, health care and climate change. To me these sound like 5 different issues, but even if Biden gets this done, there will still be plenty of other issues left unresolved. Firefighters decided last Friday that they needed to end their search for bodies at the site of a collapsed Florida condo building, but this issue shows how we desperately need to rebuild our infrastructure. As things get old, they need to be repaired and supposedly this bill will create a bunch of new jobs that will get people back to work, and after all of the job losses that happened during the pandemic, this sounds like a good plan to me. If Republicans and Democrats could just get along, then this county would be well on its way to making a recovery, which is urgently needed.
Written for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #128.