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All right, so maybe $1 trillion isn't enough to tackle the vastness of our infrastructure woes. But it's a start. Billions will be spent to repair bridges and roads, to modernized those of our airports that have fallen into disrepair, to update and functionalize our electrical grid for renewable energy sources. There's funding for rail travel, broadband internet expansion, and the restoration of lakes and waterways from sea to shining sea.
What's not to celebrate?
And what's not to celebrate that for the first time since who can remember when, Democrats and Republicans - even Mitch McConnell, for crying out loud - got on board together, worked together, to get something done for our country?
True, this was only a one-time event. But who knows? Maybe they'll find that they actually liked working together, liked all those productive meetings, constructive phone calls, dynamic late-night dinners. Maybe the satisfaction of being part of a historic accomplishment will induce them to try working together again sometime. Stranger things have happened, I suppose.
In any case, the at long last infrastructure plan is today's good-news headline.
Or should have been today's good-news headline. And would have been if not for Andrew Cuomo, the governor who threw away a career of great accomplishment with both hands when he used those hands to grope and otherwise sexually harass the women who worked in his his office. Such is the stupid behavior that goeth before a fall.
I'm not unhappy that Andrew Cuomo resigned, as he should have. But, really, did he have to do it on the same day as the infrastructure bill was passed?! I mean, what got the headlines this morning?
On the other hand, I suppose there are almost a dozen women out there for whom this morning's headline couldn't arrive fast enough.