Outside the Box: Don’t cut the Build Back Better plan—cut the Pentagon’s budget
After two decades of war—and nearly two years into a pandemic that just won’t end—it feels like our country is at a fork in the road. Down one way, we reinvest in our families and communities. Down the other, we follow a status quo that’s left too many Americans vulnerable.
At this crossroads, Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, a key figure in congressional negotiations, asked: “At some point, all of us, regardless of party, must ask the simple question: How much is enough?”