And despite Democratic House Speaker Pelosi and Senator Sanders comments?
President Biden, the head Democrat, and who wants this legislation and the WIN….
Says he’ll be talking to Democratic Senator Manchin and that he’s open to negotiating things…..
Midterm elections are a year away and the tax part of things are NOT what Democrats want to run on, ESPECIALLY with forecasting running against them keeping their majorities in the House and Senate….
So?….Manchin isn’t the only party member Biden and Democrats need …..Without them?
There will be NO final bill passage….
They seem to be negotiating this in the media …..
But the reality IS the $3.5 Trillion Biden goal IS negotiable as ALL bill’s that come thru Congress ARE…..
“Most times when you face these situations there have to be some changes made in order to get the votes, especially when here in the [Senate] chamber it’s tied and only the vice president can break the tie,” said former Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), who presided over the budget reconciliation process in 2009 and 2010 when Democrats passed sweeping health care reform legislation.
“You probably will have to shave this back some,” he said of the $3.5 trillion proposal outlined in the budget resolutions passed earlier this summer.
“I suspect there are going to have to be some changes in order to get the votes to pass it,” he added. “Biden has himself said that these things should be paid for. He said that very clearly and he said it repeatedly.
“The closer you get to actually paying for it, the better the chance you have of getting the votes.”
Some centrist Democratic strategists are already warning that the size of the human infrastructure bill needs to be substantially curtailed to avoid a political disaster in the 2022 midterm elections.
“You’ve got all these Democrats in the center who are quietly saying ‘I don’t want to support $3.5 trillion because who wants to run on that given the current climate?’ Have you seen some of the recent polls coming out of the states?” said one strategist….