Business leaders engage Biden administration on ways to pay for infrastructure
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks in the State Dining Room of the White House on March 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. Tax hikes, private-public partnerships and fee increases for bridge and highway tolls are among the ideas being proposed by business leaders to the Biden administration. Biden campaigned for president on a clean energy infrastructure plan that his team said would cost $2 trillion over four years. The White House has yet to commit to a plan to fund an infrastructure overhaul, according to people who described these conversations. This person noted that within their conversations, the Biden White House has floated having its final proposal on Capitol Hill by Memorial Day.cnbc.com
US nears 100,000 pandemic deaths: Does Trump feel your pain?
Now there is another, a still-growing American casualty list that has exceeded deaths from the Vietnam and Korean wars combined. Actual deaths from COVID-19 are almost certainly higher than the numbers show, an undercount to be corrected in time. It is well beyond what he told people to expect even as his public-health authorities started bracing the country in early April for at least 100,000 deaths. Unlike his emotional vice president, Joe Biden, Obama practiced his own kind of social distancing, to the point of aloofness. This, too, is not Trump's way.