The Biden administration unveiled a roughly $2.25 trillion dollar “infrastructure” plan in Pittsburgh last week. Dubbed “The American Jobs Plan,” the initiative would run for eight years and allocate yet more money the U.S. government does not have to expand the role of government at the expense of the American taxpayer.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., who dropped out of the 2020 presidential race after polling less than one percent, tweeted her delusions about what constitutes infrastructure on Wednesday. “Paid leave is infrastructure. Child care is infrastructure. Caregiving is infrastructure,” she said.
Paid leave is infrastructure.
Child care is infrastructure.
Caregiving is infrastructure.
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) April 7, 2021
Gillibrand, though, is basically just reiterating what the Biden administration has asserted through its expansive plan. In accordance with the $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan” coronavirus relief package that, among other provisions, allows federal employees to rake in $1,400 a week without working. That’s a $570 million paid leave fund.