People are bickering over measures that were considered normal just a few years ago.
Commissioning a statue or monument does not serve an essential function of government. No societal ill is cured or externality solved. Rather, resources that could be invested more intelligently or, indeed, left in taxpayer pockets, are wasted on politicized public displays.
President Biden says that “every single major economist” supports his American Rescue Plan. That is not even close to true.
H.R. 1 is a sprawling omnibus bill asserting new federal government authority in dozens of areas. Calling it a “voting rights bill” is misleading at best.
Today, Congress has authority over the entire District of Columbia, albeit delegated in large measure to the District government. That authority would cease under this bill.