For months, Joe Biden demanded that Congress pass his radical spending bill, no questions asked.
Democrats like Chuck Schumer, giddy with imagined power, claimed they could get it done without Republican support.
But reports suggest that reconciliation won’t be enough to get more bills done. So, Biden might finally come to the table in order to secure Republican support.
We know Republicans only want an infrastructure bill that only helps roads, bridges, and actual infrastructure.
But this other demand will really chap Biden’s hide.
President Joe Biden’s trillion-dollar dreams won’t come true if there is a tax increase attached, Republican leaders vowed Wednesday after a White House meeting with Biden and top congressional Democrats.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy each said after the meeting that they will not back the tax hike Biden wants to cover his $2.3 million package of infrastructure spending and other projects.
It’s nice to see some sanity left in Washington.
Joe Biden was determined to burn through an epic amount of cash for his “infrastructure” bill.
Only a fraction of it would go to real infrastructure. The rest appeared to be cash for “green” companies, which experts say don’t even need the money.
To pay for his mega-spending bill, Biden wanted to raise taxes on businesses and wealthy Americans. He even wanted to pump billions into the IRS, so they could become a kind of mafia that shakes down rich people.
But Republicans have made it very clear that they will not support any bill that includes new tax hikes.
After all, these are the same lawmakers who fought hard in 2017 to pass historic tax cuts.
Biden won’t like this response one bit, but he may not have a choice. With moderate Democrats unwilling to blindly pass Joe’s bill, he’ll need all the help he can get.
Negotiating with Republicans, something Democrats refused to do for years, just might be Biden’s only option.
But McConnell and McCarthy will not bow down to Biden, and will use the opportunity to rein back his progressive agenda.
We’ll have to wait and see what happens next.
- Republicans will refuse to support a tax increase in Biden’s spending bill.
- Biden is having trouble selling his massive spending package, even among Democrats.
- He might have to get the support of Republicans, if he can get it passed at all.