For months, Democrats in Congress have been spinning their wheels to get something substantial from their agenda on Joe Biden’s desk.
So far they’ve been left empty handed on every one of their major talking points.
But now Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer struck a deal that will leave you speechless.
It was all the way back in March when the Biden administration first announced “The American Jobs Plan,” the Democrats’ first iteration of a major “infrastructure” spending bill.
Since then, Democrats have been claiming everything from child care to free housing and even paid leave to be so-called “infrastructure” and that all of it should be included in their massive tax-and-spend boondoggle.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) even unabashedly proclaimed as much on Twitter.
Paid leave is infrastructure.
Child care is infrastructure.
Caregiving is infrastructure.
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) April 7, 2021
And like we’ve seen several times already, Biden’s Democrat cronies failed to convince the more “moderate” members in the Senate to get on board with the massive spending bills and couldn’t get their socialist wishlist to Joe Biden’s Oval Office for a signature.
However, it appears that bipartisanship is a thing of the past for the Democrats in Congress.
The latest reports indicate that Chuck Schumer has “struck a deal” with the vast majority of Democrats in the Senate for a $3.5 trillion “infrastructure” proposal that won’t need a single vote from anyone on the other side of the aisle owing to their use of budget reconciliation to pass the bill and the fact that Kamala Harris maintains a tie-breaking vote.
It was all the way back in April when Senate officials ruled that the Democrats would be allowed to use budget reconciliation for the second time this fiscal year.
The New York Times reports:
Top Democrats announced on Tuesday evening that they had reached agreement on an expansive $3.5 trillion budget blueprint, including plans to pour money into addressing climate change and expanding Medicare among an array of other Democratic priorities, that they plan to advance alongside a bipartisan infrastructure deal.
Combined with nearly $600 billion in new spending on physical infrastructure contained in the bipartisan plan, which omits many of Democrats’ highest ambitions, the measure is intended to deliver on President Biden’s $4 trillion economic proposal. The budget blueprint, expected to be dominated by spending, tax increases and programs that Republicans oppose, would pave the way for a Democrats-only bill that leaders plan to push through Congress using a process known as reconciliation, which shields it from a filibuster.
The New York Times article goes on to note that it’s unclear if all 50 Democrat Senators voiced their explicit support for the bill.
So it’s still possible that the plan could still fail.
But for as much as the Democrats in Congress give lip service to “bipartisanship” and reaching across the aisle, they are doing everything they can to ram through their radical socialist agenda without a single vote from a Republican.
That’s made even more blatant by the fact that Democrat after Democrat has waged all-out war on the Senate filibuster, which normally prevents a political party with a slim one vote majority from imposing their will on all of America.