An OpEd written by Sister Karen Donahue, “The Unconscionable Hypocrisy of the Federal Spending Debate,” was published last week. In her piece, Karen writes about the Biden Administration’s Build Back Better plan, which would provide relief to millions of families and seniors, and make significant investments in combatting the climate crisis. The plan is opposed by many law makers who cite the cost, while voting to allocate more than twice the amount in military spending.
“The full Build Back Better would cost $3.5 trillion over 10 years, though this amount looks likely to be reduced significantly in congressional negotiations. While this seems like an enormous sum, it is less than half of what our lawmakers are willing to appropriate for weapons and military operations.”
Read the full OpEd here.