Biden’s supposed infrastructure bill continues to cause chaos in the halls of Congress.
In the most recent blueprint, Democrats seem to be playing to progressives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib, but they don’t think it’s enough.
Now Mitch McConnell has something to say about the Dems new $3.5 trillion proposal, and they won’t like it.
Democrats came to an agreement on a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package that will address Biden’s supposed “human infrastructure” priorities.
The policies include things like free community college tuition, Medicare expansion, and various climate change policies that have been watered down from the Green New Deal.
You know, all those “infrastructure” things.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is not happy with this latest version and said that it is “wildly out of proportion to what the country needs right now.”
This $3.5 trillion bill will advance in the Senate along with a $1.2 billion “bipartisan” deal for what they are calling “hard infrastructure.”
Because yes, the Democrats have now redefined the word “infrastructure” to try and ram through this massive spending bill.
After weeks of negotiations, it is still unclear if either bill will make it to Biden’s desk.
Biden desperately wants a “bipartisan” bill to present to the American people.
Democrats compromised when Republicans refused to support a broad spending package that cost upwards of $4 trillion, so the compromise was to make two bills.
This strategy lets the Democrats advance parts of an infrastructure package that some Republicans might accept and advance the other part via budget reconciliation.
The process also lets the Democrats overcome a GOP-led filibuster.
However, McConnell’s remarks make it sound like Republicans may be preparing to walk away from the bipartisan agreement because Democrats are demanding it is paired with the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package.
Inflation is rising at the fastest rate seen since the financial crisis of 2008, and the Democrats are proposing trillions in new spending.
“What Democrats say they want to force through this summer through reconciliation would make our current inflationary mess look like small potatoes,” McConnell warned during a speech from the Senate floor.
Democrats face some very real challenges in getting these bills passed, and it’s not all from Republicans.
Internally the Democrat Party is at war with socialist Bernie Sanders and many of the most progressive members of the House wanting more in the bill.
However, on the other side of the coin, the more moderate Democrats like Joe Manchin feel the price tag is too hefty.
Joe Manchin continues to be noncommittal until Democrats show him a plan to fully fund their priorities.
“I think everything should be paid for. We’ve put enough free money out,” Manchin stated.
This “deal” is still far from over, and with GOP opposition and internal strife, it looks like Biden has a lot of work to do to get this massive spending bill to his desk.
Stay tuned to Conservative Underground News for any updates to this ongoing story