Chuck Schumer faced one of the most important decisions of his career.
Schumer’s choice could determine the fate of Joe Biden’s administration.
Chuck Schumer picked one fight he instantly came to regret.
Schumer and the Democrats are scheming to ram Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion socialist welfare and Green New Deal spending bill through the Senate by enticing Republicans to support a one-trillion-dollar so-called “infrastructure” bill.
Red state Democrat Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema need the bipartisan bill as political cover to support a party line vote to pass the socialist spending bill through the budget reconciliation process.
But negotiations on the so-called “infrastructure” bill stalled out as Republicans realized the Democrats married the two bills together and were using the GOP’s votes to pass legislation to turn America into a cradle-to-grave socialist welfare state.
To force action on the matter, Chuck Schumer scheduled a vote on a motion to begin debate on the so-called “infrastructure” bill despite the fact the bill did not exist and there was no text.
“Everyone has been having productive conversations, and it’s important to keep the two-track process moving,” Schumer stated.
“All parties involved in the bipartisan infrastructure bill talks must now finalize their agreement so the Senate can begin considering that legislation next week,” Schumer continued.
The Republicans negotiating the bill expressed their opposition to this tact by Schumer.
“There’ll be a vote on Wednesday, but I don’t know if there will be a product on Wednesday,” Ohio Senator Rob Portman told the press. “We’re going to get it done. I don’t know if we’ll make anybody’s arbitrary timeline.
“I appreciate the fact that the majority leader wants us to have a vote on this, and to have a vote as soon as possible. I don’t disagree with that. But as soon as possible means when it’s ready. It’s got to be a product that has gone through the proper vetting,” Portman continued.
Republican leadership was more direct.
South Dakota Senator John Thune – the chamber’s number two Republican – flat out stated the bill would fail to gain the 60 votes necessary to begin debate.
“He’s not going to get 60, let’s put it that way,” Senator Thune stated. “The legislation is not drafted, the pay-fors are a long ways away. Patience is going to be a virtue.”
If this vote fails it is likely the infrastructure bill dies because Democrats realize the clock is ticking and they are running out of time to muscle Joe Biden’s big spending agenda through Congress before the 2022 election.
Democrats will try to add the trillion dollars in infrastructure to the $3.5 trillion in welfare and Green New Deal spending.
But with inflation rising as a concern for voters, the prospect of printing nearly five trillion dollars and further devaluing the dollar could cause the entire effort to collapse.
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