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Tue Feb 23, 2021, 11:11 PM

Infrastructure Bill Will Be Done Through Reconciliation

Infrastructure Bill Will Be Done Through Reconciliation

February 23, 2021 at 9:18 pm EST By Taegan Goddard 28 Comments

https://politicalwire.com/2021/02/23/infrastructure-bill-will-be-done-through-reconciliation/

"SNIP......

“Senate Democrats are readying to pass President Biden’s infrastructure package through the budget reconciliation process, a recognition they’re unlikely to get much Republican support for a potential $2 trillion package,” Axios reports.

“Sen. Bernie Sanders told Axios on Tuesday he’s consulted with the White House about how to prepare for the next round of spending, and he’s ready to do it immediately via reconciliation — a process he controls as chair of the Senate Budget Committee.”

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applegrove Feb 23 OP
Brush Bunny Feb 23 #1
SoonerPride Feb 23 #2
Azathoth Feb 23 #3
JonLP24 Feb 24 #5
Azathoth Feb 24 #7
msongs Feb 23 #4
applegrove Feb 24 #6
jorgevlorgan Feb 24 #8

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 11:46 PM

1. "Get er done" fellow Democrat's.

 

Our Nation needs a FDR type to big or go home approach by Congress even without the so called Republican Party.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 11:48 PM

2. How can they be against infrastructure?

Oh right.

They oppose everything automatically. 🙄

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 11:50 PM

3. The sad thing is the GOP will run on these achievements

They'll cite the very bridges and roads they voted against as evidence they're "getting the job done" for their voters.

These are the same people who told their voters they were "strengthening protections for people with pre-existing conditions" and "protecting Medicare" as they voted to repeal the ACA and destroy Medicare.

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Response to Azathoth (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 12:03 AM

5. If Trump focused on infrastructure rather than white nationalism

He potentionally may have won a second term. If you recall Trump ran on infrastructure in 2016.

HOW TRUMP BLEW HIS CHANCE TO BREAK THE “RESISTANCE”

Chuck Schumer reportedly confronted Bannon over his plan to drive a wedge through the Democratic Party. Instead, it’s the G.O.P. that’s in disarray.

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Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer was among the Democrats worried that the administration would actually follow through with its pledge to make Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan its first big initiative, potentially driving a wedge through the party base between the “resistance” and blue-collar, union voters. “I know what you’re doing, and I’m not going to let it happen,” he warned Bannon, according to Green’s book.

Of course, as it turns out, Schumer didn’t need to worry. For one, Trump decided instead to expend his initial political capital on a deeply divisive effort to ban immigrants from several majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S., sparking a major protest movement that effectively guaranteed he would not have meaningful Democratic support for the remainder of his presidency. For another, Trump severely miscalculated how difficult it would be to govern, leading him to make a number of political missteps. “I deal with people that are very extraordinarily talented people,” Trump told Green, per Axios. “I deal with Steve Wynn. I deal with Carl Icahn. I deal with killers that blow these [politicians] away. It’s not even the same category. This”—politics—“is a category that’s like 19 levels lower. You understand what I’m saying? Brilliant killers.”

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/07/how-trump-blew-his-chance-to-break-the-resistance

The GOP will obstruct anything that helps the people & use bad faith attacks against the Democrats but an infrastructure bill may help with blue collar voters.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 12:14 AM

7. It won't help us as much as we think with blue collar voters

Blue collar GOP voters truly believe the GOP are fighting to protect their Medicare and Social Security and access to healthcare and are making "good business decisions" to get things done in their communities. I have had Trump voters tell me, to my face, that Trump helped the economy with stimulus checks while Democrats tried to stop him, and now that Democrats are in power they are obstructing Republican attempts to further help the economy.

Democrats, and the left in general, need to accept that most of these people are unreachable. They will credit their GOP representatives with Democratic achievements they explicitly opposed, and violently condemn Democrats for not achieving things those same GOP representatives obstructed.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2021, 11:53 PM

4. no money states that vote against it nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 12:09 AM

6. Krugman, I think, said big red states like Florida and Texas get their funds

from sales tax. NY and California from white collar income taxes. The states that rely on sales taxes are going to be in trouble as white collar jobs kept going from home during covid while sales tanked.

I add that it really will be the Feds funding infrastructure in those sales tax states. When Stephen Harper did stimulous spending during the financial crisis (canada did not have a subprime meltdown due to adequate banking regulations but was effected by the world wide recession, Harper a conservative knew keynesian spending was the cure as he talked trickle down but didn't want the economy to tank like the republicans did with Obama by demanding austerity). He put a federal government sign up announcing it was the federal government funding the infrastructure at every construction site so he would get the credit. I hope Biden does the same.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Feb 24, 2021, 05:42 AM

8. This is fantastic.

And wayyy overdue.

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