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As Republicans take aim at Democrats and the Biden administration for including “human infrastructure” and the “care economy” in the American Jobs Plan – President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure proposal – some, such as Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) are inadvertently highlighting popular provisions.

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Blackburn on Wednesday tweeted “President Biden’s proposal is anything but infrastructure,” along with a graphic citing an administration fact sheet that reads “$400 billion towards elder care.”

Blackburn has been a champion of the GOP’s semantic objections to Biden’s proposal, even proposing an alternative to the plan last week specifically focused on roads and bridges, particularly in rural areas.

But the administration has largely disregarded semantics-focused criticism, with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg stating during

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