Roughing out costs of needed public investments and social spending

Proposals in current debate Note 10-year cost Cumulative tally (trillions)
“Core” infrastructure 1 $2 trillion 2.00
Green investments 2 $2.5 trillion 4.50
Care investments 3 $1 trillion 5.50
Child tax credit 4 $1 trillion 6.50
ACA subsidy expansions 5 $100 billion 6.60
Higher education (Biden) 6 $100 billion 6.70
Unemployment insurance reform 7 $500 billion 7.20
Paid family and medical leave 8 $550 billion 7.75
EPI stretch proposals
Higher education (debt-free college) 9 $500 billion 8.25
Economic and health monitoring corps 10 $70 billion 8.32
Medicare at 50 buy-in 11 $750 billion 9.07
Medicare for kids, fully paid for 12 $1.4 trillion 10.47
Total $10.47 trillion $10.47 trillion
View the underlying data on epi.org.