Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Shireen Ghorbani, former Salt Lake County Council member. They discuss the bipartisan passage of the federal infrastructure bill, Sen. Romney’s role in crafting the legislation and how the 2022 elections could see a Republican surge in Congress. They also discuss Rep. Liz Cheney’s removal from the Wyoming Republican Party, Rep. Stewart’s FAUCI Act, Ryan Smith’s vision for Utah and what the state will do with surplus funds.
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I’m with Dan on this one, both from an inflation and incentive standpoint. It doesn’t make sense to me to talk about an upside of spending a lot all at once (that leads to direct inflation) also being a deterrent to inflation.
But more importantly, I disagree with Shireen on how proper incentive structures ‘fall flat on real world examples’. If the cost of living or features of a community are directly tied to the reality around them, people will make decisions accordingly and be more secure. However if a community is running off the assumption that a bigger entity or government subsidy will keep things going, you create a dependency and a problem, even though it might look like ‘helping’ in the moment.