Opinion: We can’t afford to let Build Back Better fail

The Build Back Better bill, the large social safety net and environmental spending bill being considered by Congress, is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to address the nation’s growing wealth gap. It would raise taxes on the wealthy and large corporations and then would use those funds to strengthen low- and middle-income families. But the future of the bill, already passed by the House, now hangs in the balance since Senator Joe Manchin announced he would not support it in its current form.

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