Surprise: China Joe’s Moving On Without GOP On COVID Bill

When Joe Biden met with some GOP Senators the other day, I wondered just how long it would be till he blew them off and moved on. The answer is “a couple days”

Days after talks with GOP senators, Biden signals he’ll move ahead without them on COVID-19 relief bill

Days after an Oval Office meeting with Republican senators to discuss coronavirus relief, President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats are barreling ahead with their own aid package and signaling they are ready to act without backing from Republicans demanding a much smaller plan.

Biden told House Democrats during a private call Wednesday that paring his $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan down to the $618 billion proposed by 10 Senate Republicans was “not even in the cards.”

Later, the president met with Senate Democrats in the Oval Office, where he expressed hope that some Republicans would come on board. “I think we’ll get some Republicans,” he said.

Biden campaigned on a pledge to bring bipartisanship back to Washington, but the White House has made it clear he won’t budge from his position that his COVID-19 relief legislation remain largely intact. During their meeting, Biden and Senate Democrats agreed on “the need to go big,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.

He didn’t even give negotiation a chance, eh? He didn’t even try. He didn’t make a counteroffer. He didn’t attempt to do anything at all to be bipartisan. Who’s surprised? Any Republican who votes for Biden’s bill, which will have to be done through the reconciliation process (and might be unconstitutional, since it includes some things like a $15 minimum wage), can bet they will be primaried. People won’t forget.

Democrats said they are willing to look for areas of compromise with Republicans but stressed they are willing to go it alone if necessary.

“We want to do it bipartisan, but we must be strong,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. “We cannot dawdle. We cannot delay. We cannot dilute. Because the troubles that this nation has and the opportunities that we can bring them are so large.”

By bipartisan he means “the GOP can support our package which is great for liberal beliefs or not, we aren’t giving them a damned thing.”  As for dawdling, they did that for 8 months because they wanted to hurt President Trump.

McConnell threatened a host of amendments from Senate Republicans to force Democrats to take potentially controversial votes on denying funding to school districts that refused to reopen or on tax increases for small businesses.

Yeah, he does plan on blowing it up, and the debate and votes on those amendments cannot be blown off, they must be taken during a reconciliation.

In his private call with House Democrats, Biden told lawmakers he would not break “a promise to the American people” to provide $1,400 aid checks, according to a source who was on the call but not authorized to speak on the record.

His promise again and again was $2,000 checks. He never once said “a total of $2,00o which includes the $600 checks.” Anyhow, Mr. Unity and Coming Together started out with blowing off unity with his executive orders and now with COVID relief, so, if anyone thought of giving him a chance, it’s over at this point.

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11 Responses to “Surprise: China Joe’s Moving On Without GOP On COVID Bill”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    Poor Joe. He will be blamed for everything that happens during his administration, as if he were even aware of what is being done by his minions.

  2. Hairy says:

    Who wants to unify with any political party that will not rebuke a member like Marjorie Greene who thinks that the Cali wildfires were started by Hewish bankers firing lasers from outer space ???
    Elections have consequences it is up to the losing party to make the deal happen if they want any say in legislation
    Proffy he is not being currently blamed for the 1000s dying every day from Covid is the?
    He isn’t being blamed for the Dow going up is he?

    • Professor Hale says:

      No need to reply to me. Nothing you write on any topic interests me. You have become a Jeff. Does any website really need more than one person to cut-paste democratic party talking points?

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        The nutty Perfesser execrates criticism of his senseless remarks (just trash he cut n pastes from dumb-wing media) and beseeches critics to leave him alone!!

        The perfesser has become another Kye, formwiz, puppy etc, puking out nut-wing talking points.

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Teach, what should the Dems do if the GOPhers remain intransigent? The Republican idea of negotiation is for the Dems to give in. The fact is, they don’t need the GOP, and America’s working class needs help.

  4. The Election Was Stolen says:

    Here’s a cut & paste for you from The People’s Cube just to keep you alert.

    “Black Lives Matter nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for carrying forward ‘a movement of racial justice’

    Straight from the Ministry of Truth Memory Hole Archives… BLM, that “mostly peaceful” agent of civic / moral change and tolerance is being nominated for a Nobel peace prize.

    As it should be.

    If awarded, this will unfortunately supersede this years preplanned award to Premier Joe Xiden, who deserves it because…Joe.

    Question this, and you’re a racist.”

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Joey The Clown doesn’t need any help killing jobs for Americans.

      40 EO’s and counting… https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_yahoo.gif

      #Unity Motherf@ckers!
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    • drowningpuppies says:

      If the number of executive orders exceeds the number of days you’ve been in office … you might just be a dictator.

      https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_scratch.gif

      #Unity Motherf@ckers!
      Bwaha! Lolgf https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

  5. The Election Was Stolen says:

    Just as the fagadoodle coward Andrew Cuomo once said “America was never great” so do our local fascist/communist trolls. They think having the “government” of ONE party ensconced in DC behind armed American troops, fences and razor ribbon is somehow NOT A DICTATORSHIP. Go figure. Fact is if they hadn’t STOLEN the election they wouldn’t need to be so afraid.

    The Purge of Truth and Morality has begun and the first victim was Free Speech, Free Assembly and Redress of Grievances. Next will be the Second amendment.

    These crazies are trying to remove a former president from an office he no longer holds. Talk about SCARED out of their wits.

    American political culture evolved during the Cold War to fight communism and prevent a nuclear war. Those were important tasks that occupied the minds and hands of the political class. Once those things went away, those idle hands searched about for a new crisis. Health care, Gaia worship, Islam and now invisible Nazis have been used to keep the idle hands of the political class busy. In the process, the political class has been driven mad and is threatening the rest of society.

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