Just over a month ago, leaders from the Democratic Party made the trip to the White House to discuss a possible trillion-dollar infrastructure bill aimed at repairing the nation’s aging roads and highways, outdated electrical power lines and grids, water systems, and complex and malfunctioning public transportation systems.

Those talks collapsed as soon as they began, much to the frustration of most Americans.

When the president and congressional leaders walked away from the talks, the major losers, apart from America’s dangerously decaying infrastructure, were the millions of people who could find employment in jobs that would be created in order to get the work done, including an estimated 5 million formerly incarcerated men and women for whom finding work remains a discouraging, uphill battle.


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