The money behind the infrastructure bill
Aug 11, 2021
Episode 494

The money behind the infrastructure bill

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Plus, we'll answer your questions about Olympic athletes' paychecks, or lack thereof, and who will pay for all those weekly COVID-19 tests.

Senators keep referring to the bipartisan infrastructure deal as a $1.2 trillion package. One listener wants to know, if only $500 billion is considered new spending, where does the other $500 billion come from? We’ll break it down. We’ll also answer your questions about who’s picking up the tab for unvaccinated Americans’ weekly COVID-19 tests. Plus, we’ll explain why so many Olympic athletes are broke. 

Here’s a list of everything we talked about today: 

Read the transcript here.

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