Joe Biden thought that since he took office that meant he was in charge of the Democrat Party.
But Biden got some bad news.
And Joe Biden just found out these seven Democrats met in secret to end his presidency.
Joe Biden is proposing trillions of dollars in new spending to reorder America into a socialist economy and society by imposing Green New Deal-style environmental policies and expanding the welfare state.
Biden is dressing this socialist takeover of America as an “infrastructure bill” despite less than 25 percent of the bill being spent on what is traditionally considered infrastructure.
The plan is financed by trillions of dollars in new taxes—it would be the largest tax increase since 1993—because Democrats want to use the legislation to redistribute wealth to Democrat voting constituencies.
But to pass this bill Democrats needed a united Senate caucus.
Since they are going to pass the bill through the reconciliation process, Joe Biden cannot afford to lose one Democrat vote.
And right now he could lose as many as seven.
West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin told a local interviewer that he could not support the current incarnation of the bill.
“As the bill exists today, it needs to be changed,” Manchin began.
Manchin cited Biden’s bill raising the corporate tax rate to 28 percent from 21 percent as why he opposed the bill.
But Manchin said it was more than him just going rogue.
A quiet rebellion is brewing behind the scenes that is threatening to tank Biden’s key legislative priority.
“There’s six or seven other Democrats who feel very strongly about this. We have to be competitive, and we’re not going to throw caution to the wind,” Manchin added.
Manchin also simply acknowledged reality when he said,“If I don’t vote to get on it, it’s not going anywhere.”
Republicans have no reason to trust Manchin.
Manchin’s entire political career is telling people he won’t support something right up until the moment he changes his mind and votes for policies he claimed to oppose.
But if this bill stalls, then Biden’s entire presidency will stall.
Republicans are favored to win control of the House of Representatives next November, and a new GOP majority would have little interest in passing Biden’s legislative agenda.
The administration understands this which is why Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg pressured Congress claiming Biden wanted action on his 2.5-trillion-dollar spending bill before Memorial Day.
“We know that this is entering a legislative process where we’re going to be hearing from both sides of the aisle, and I think you’ll find the president’s got a very open mind. But time is of the essence. So we’ll look at these ideas on how to pay for it. We’ll look at ideas on where the investments ought to be, too. But the president is hoping for major progress from Congress before Memorial Day. And we can’t allow this thing to just keep dragging on because the need is there today,” Buttigieg exclaimed.
Democrats want to use this bill to reorder the economy, the health care system, impose the Green New Deal and tilt the tax code toward redistribution of wealth.
Democrats have the votes to pass this bill, but the bigger and more unwieldy it gets, the greater the chance it could sink and take down Joe Biden’s presidency with it.
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