This month, Senate Democrats passed a $3.5 trillion budget plan for child care, education and health care.
And with that $3.5 trillion plan, an age old debate came roaring back — about the national debt.
Today, On Point: the U.S. debt is enormous. And some day, it might come due. But has debt hawkishness led to political paralysis when it comes to solving the nation's toughest problems?
This program aired on August 19, 2021.