But where will the money come from?

I had to turn off the radio this morning after this stupidity.

MARTIN: Where is President Biden going to find more than $2 trillion?

HORSLEY: He wants to send the bill …

“Where Will The Money Come From To Pay For Biden Infrastructure Plan?,” Morning Edition, April 1, 2021

No. It will come from the same place it always does when the Federal government spends money: thin air.

But everyone in Washington, whether at NPR or in Congress, pretends that it doesn’t. We certainly wouldn’t want the riffraff to get the idea that the only thing preventing spending on something is that no one wants to.