Time back home with voters only emboldens Republicans to oppose Biden’s agenda
A lifelong railroad aficionado, 74-year-old retiree Tony Benz has volunteered for nearly two decades helping passengers at the Amtrak station in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood, Mo.
He believes the federal government has a role in funding infrastructure, and outside the station last week, Benz listed reasons the government should subsidize train travel.
That, however, doesn’t mean he is comfortable with the scale of spending Democrats are now pursuing. President Biden’s $2 trillion new infrastructure proposal not only includes $80 billion in rail investment, but also hundreds of billions...