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Fri Jun 11, 2021, 08:03 AM

Democrats wary of emerging bipartisan infrastructure deal

Source: the hill




By Alexander Bolton - 06/11/21 06:00 AM EDT



Progressive Democrats are wary of an emerging deal on infrastructure being negotiated by five Republican and five Democratic senators, fearing it could make it tougher to get prized priorities to President Biden’s desk.

The progressives are specifically worried that passing a bipartisan infrastructure package consisting of the most popular infrastructure spending priorities — such as funding for roads, bridges, rail, public transport, airports and rural broadband internet — will make it tougher to marshal support for a bigger reconciliation package down the road.
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Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) fired a shot ..............................


“The problem is this country faces enormous issues that have been ignored and neglected for a very long period of time,” he said. “Even if you look at infrastructure from the narrow perspective of roads and bridges, it’s inadequate. That’s not me talking, that’s the American Society of Civil Engineers.”

Sanders said the climate provisions in the bipartisan deal are “totally inadequate.”

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) .........................

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/557916-democrats-wary-of-emerging-bipartisan-infrastructure-deal



I say go for it all before it gets widdled down and down and down...........................

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riversedge Friday OP
WHITT Friday #1
abqtommy Friday #2
Freddie Friday #4
Chainfire Friday #3
quakerboy Friday #7
yaesu Friday #5
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 08:21 AM

1. Too Late

The Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, as well as the White House, have both pronounced the proposal a "non-starter".

It didn't raise taxes on the Rich & Corporate, which the American people overwhelming want, and it relied upon user fees when Biden promised not to raise taxes on those making less than 400K. Oh, and it tried to spend covid funds for the states that have already been appropriated.



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Response to WHITT (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 08:53 AM

2. Thanks. It's always good when we dodge a bullet.

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Response to WHITT (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 09:58 AM

4. Good

The proposed gas tax will be immediately pounced on by R’s “yes he DID raise your taxes!”

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 09:02 AM

3. We need to come to the realization that negotiations with Republicans

means doing it their way or not at all. Their stated policy is obstructionism, it is time to start shoving issues down their throats, by whatever legal means necessary. Gerrymandering and voter suppression may cost us the house in 18 months, if we can't get our policies through now, then when? We are in a war for the soul of the nation, it is time to muster our political troops and bring the fight to the Republicans.

Now or never.



























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Response to Chainfire (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 01:20 PM

7. Its not even their way

Even if we give them their way, they will still refuse to vote for anything and come back with even larger demands.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 11:08 AM

5. it won't get enough Dem votes to pass do to being too small a package, its a joke. nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 11:41 AM

6. Rs will always make hay out whatever Ds might do...

Waiting for concensus with Rs is like waiting for the perfect spouse to ring your door bell...it ain't gonna happen. All you get is grey hair and wrinkles waiting for Rs to do the right thing.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 01:24 PM

8. IF this contains no tax increases on the rich, (and contains user fees)

The 5 Dems should NOT have even agreed to it! Why go there?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Jun 11, 2021, 01:44 PM

9. Negotations. with. republicans. is. IMPOSSIBLE. and FUTILE.

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