China Joe, Democrats Open To Using Reconciliation For “Infrastructure” Bill

Remember the days when China Joe talked about doing things in a bipartisan manner, about reaching across the aisle? It actually lasted a shorter time than when Obama pulled that schtick. The only reason they would need to push to use reconciliation is if the bill was vastly left wing

‘Open’ to using reconciliation process to pass infrastructure bill: Sen. Luján

Biden Brain SlugThe Biden administration is reportedly preparing to recommend up to $3 trillion in new spending, as part of a long-term economic recovery plan. The proposal would be split into two bills, according to the New York Times.

The plan is expected to include a large investment in the nation’s infrastructure, which President Biden has long said would be part of his recovery plan, after the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief plan was signed into law.

“There’s no greater return than investing in the American people and investment in infrastructure,” said Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D., N.M.) in an interview with Yahoo Finance Live. “If the economy does not recover and rebound, we all know that the economic effects are devastating and will cost us more in the long run.”

The economy was recovering and rebounding under Trump. Best way to do this is to re-open the nation. It can be done safely. Instead, Dems want to piss away even more more. We thought Obama’s Stimulus was expensive and wasteful? You ain’t seen nothing yet.

Not a single Republican voted for Biden’s massive relief bill, and many are already raising concerns about how to pay for infrastructure projects. While Biden and Democratic leaders have said they’d prefer the infrastructure push to be bipartisan, Democratic lawmakers acknowledge they may move ahead without Republican support.

“I’m open to every tool that’s on the table, including budget reconciliation,” said Luján. “That’s only one option. There’s nothing preventing Democratic and Republican members of the House and the Senate to come together and work to make investments in the United States of America.”

By coming together, Lujan means “Republicans surrendering.”

Details of the infrastructure plan and how to pay for it are still in the works, but Biden has previously said he’d like to increase the corporate tax rate and make the wealthiest Americans pay more in taxes. Republicans have generally opposed those plans.

I thought they were paying for healthcare? Climate change? This, that, and the other? The GOP opposition has little to do with the taxes, though they know that raising corporate taxes means lower wages for workers and higher costs for consumers.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) told reporters last week he expects the infrastructure bill to be a “Trojan horse” for tax increases.

“My suspicion is they’ll try and jam everything they can into that bill and call it an infrastructure bill,” said McConnell.

Democrats are pushing for a “landmark” infrastructure package that tackles traditional projects like roads and bridges, while also investing in efforts to fight climate change and expand broadband access.

Essentially, it’ll be yet another Democrat wish-list bill, one which expands the control of the federal government and makes people more beholden to them. But, still won’t do much for the economy, just like the Stimulus did little.

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2 Responses to “China Joe, Democrats Open To Using Reconciliation For “Infrastructure” Bill”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Teach ignores that the extremist GQP is intractable. They will support only bills that fit their demands to a T. They have no interest in bipartisanship. Recall when trump was president that $4.5 TRILLION in relief packages passed on wide bipartisan votes (even though they would benefit the trump campaign). But now the GQP has reverted to the Obama era McConnellists whose only objective was to have America fail.

    They lost the elections and elections have consequences.

    The nuRepublican Party needs to be dismantled and rebuilt.

    Reaganism–> TeaBagism –> trumpism –> Fascism

  2. Kye says:

    The demofascist Xiden Junta will use any “infrastructure” bills the same way the Hussein Califate did: Candy for their supporters. More of those non existent “shovel ready jobs” and lots more Solyndra’s cause climate. A few mandates to hurt small business then a few hand-outs that The Elwood will use a fodder for anyone not a dyed-in-the wool commie to beat them over their heads as hypocrites. And yes, The Elwood, I will take any amount the feds offer of my own money as a handout. Sue me, bi-otch.

    I see the existential Humanitarian crisis at the Xiden Junta’s border is growing exponentially.

    On March 20, Axios reported that the Biden administration has entered into a six-month contract worth $86 million to house 1,200 migrant family members near the Southwest border in Texas and Arizona. That works out to $71,666.67 per migrant, paid by your tax dollars, meaning that you are now a co-conspirator to one of the largest smuggling schemes in history.

    Keep in mind, as the outlet notes, that $86 million is just the beginning, as the contract (“through Endeavors, a Texas-based nonprofit” — I would hate to see the tab if they were in it for the money) “could be extended and expanded”.

    Why does the Biden administration need $86 million in hotel space? ICE, which detains adults and adults traveling with children (family units or FMUs), is already using its family residential centers (FRCs) as “rapid-processing centers with the goal of releasing families within 72 hours”. But apparently even with that short turn-around time, the agency is running out of space.

    By the way, $71,666.67 divided by six months equals $392.69 per person per night. One night at the AAA-rated three diamond Best Western Plus Laredo Inn & Suites for two adults and two children is $127.49 per night ($111 for AAA members), and includes a free breakfast, refrigerator, and microwave.

    Were the president to want to house those 1,200 FMUs closer to his own personal residence near Wilmington, Del., the top-rated hotel there (according to Frommers the site I generally use), the Courtyard Wilmington Downtown, is a bargain at $119 per night, again for two adults and two children.

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