$3.5 Trillion for the Build Back Better Agenda Is Much, Much Less Money Than You Think

Posted on AllSides September 29th, 2021
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If there’s one thing the corporate media has told us about the Democratic Party’s proposed Build Back Better agenda — the major initiative of the Biden administration, featuring significant investments in education, welfare, and more — it’s that it involves $3.5 trillion.

Left out of the coverage, though, is one key issue: How much money is that, really?

$3.5 trillion certainly sounds like a lot. Human brains aren’t equipped to understand numbers of this magnitude; in our regular lives, we never encounter 3.5 trillion of anything, let alone actual dollars.

But the reality...

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