2021-10-20 10:37:50

Why Don’t More Americans Know What’s in the ‘Build Back Better’ bill?


Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Helaine Olen, a columnist at The Washington Post, author of "Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry" and co-author of "The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated." Her work has appeared in Slate, the Nation, the New York Times, the Atlantic and many other publications. Her latest Washington Post column is entitled, “Debate over which Democratic proposals to invest in shortchanges our needs”


Senator Bernie Sanders on Friday published an op-ed in defense of the Build Back Better bill, citing his colleague Joe Manchin by name as one of the main sources of opposition to legislative provisions that are very popular. His office also released a statement pointing out that many Americans know the price of the bill but not what’s in it. He called out journalists, saying, “the mainstream media has done an exceptionally poor job in covering what actually is in the legislation.”

Helaine Olen, a columnist for the Washington Post remedied this in her latest column published on Monday.

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