Biden’s big infrastructure bet could define his legacy – for better or worse

Biden’s big infrastructure bet could define his legacy – for better or worse

The Guardian

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The president has proven he has his eye on posterity. But his $2tn package will face a hard-fought political battle

Joe Biden, the oldest US president ever elected, seems keenly aware of the sentiment expressed in the Broadway musical Hamilton: “History has its eyes on you.”

Before taking office he reportedly read biographies of Franklin Roosevelt, who steered the nation through the Great Depression. Recently, at an eerily quiet White House, he hosted presidential historians to explore the virtues of thinking big – or more precisely, the perils of thinking small.

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