Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

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.

11 thoughts on “Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

  1. That’s a big “if,” Jim. Seems that the number one job of the Republicans is to obstruct anything Biden and the Democrats want to do, even when it’s in the best interests of their constituents.

    Liked by 1 person

      1. I’ve lived in Seattle off and on for five years and I know that there is an urgent need to upgrade the infrastructure. Why can’t the republicans see that?

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Companies are having a tough time finding workers who want a job. The company I’m with is paying way over what they should be…and still having a hard time finding workers. I don’t know if they saved their covid unemployment payments or what.

    Right now is a great time to get a job though.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. U.S. companies hired the most workers in 10 months in June, raising wages and offering incentives to entice millions of unemployed Americans sitting at home, in a tentative sign that a labor shortage hanging over the economy was starting to ease. In June 2021, the national unemployment level of the United States stood at about 9.48 million unemployed persons.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. The people I had to lay off when covid started…flat out refused to come back until the employment benefits stopped. I was worried they wouldn’t be able to get a job…the benefits stopped in TN in July…I do that helps here.
        They should be able to get something easy though if they act quick.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Certainly, your hopes are well-meaning. I hope your hopes aren’t overlooking many consequences that could present themselves from those wonderful intentions. Ever hear, “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.” ? None of us want that. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

Comments are closed.