Joe Biden’s Infrastructure Follies of 2021

President Joe Biden delivers remarks about his Build Back Better agenda and the bipartisan infrastructure deal during a speech from the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., October 28, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
Everything the Democratic Party wants to waste money on is either ‘infrastructure’ or ‘for the children.’

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE Q uick thought experiment for our friends on the left who spent November crowing about an infrastructure bill: Suppose you took a nap and woke up in ten or 15 years. Is Amtrak going to be run any better than it is today?

Thanks to the new law, Amtrak has another $66 billion to spend. In an age when trillions of dollars get slung around this way and that, your eyes glaze over. Is $66 billion a lot? No, it’s more than a lot. It is a colossal, gigantic, Brobdingnagian sum for a service that has previously burned through (only!) about $2

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