ICYMI: Groundwork’s Lindsay Owens Featured in New York Times Reiterating Economic Case for Bold Reconciliation Bill

September 20, 2021

As negotiations continue over President Biden’s promised $3.5 trillion infrastructure package, Groundwork Collaborative has been making the case that Congress and the Biden Administration should move quickly to take advantage of this once-in-a-generation opportunity to set our economy on a path that is more equitable and just. 

As Lindsay Owens told The New York Times over the weekend

“If the bill passes as is right now and we get a major sea change in the progressivity of the tax code, we build a serious infrastructure….for universal child care in this country, and we…start to make progress toward a green economy, this is going to be a historic piece of legislation.”

On the other hand, Owens cautioned against allowing failed economic thinking to drive cuts to major initiatives around climate, education, education, and social welfare:

“If the bill is whittled down, she said, Mr. Biden risks ‘a situation in which we didn’t spend enough money on any piece to do it well…You don’t want half a child care system and a little bit of a greening of the economy in two sectors. You really don’t want to do a lot of things poorly.’”

Email press@groundworkcollaborative.org to speak to Lindsay Owens, executive director at Groundwork, about the Democratic spending package and what it will mean for workers, families, and our economy. 


About Groundwork Collaborative

The Groundwork Collaborative’s mission is to advance an economic vision for strong, broadly shared prosperity and true opportunity for all. 

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