Sanders Warns Biden Against Pushing Too Hard for Bipartisanship With Republicans
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The Vermont senator used recent events to prove his point, noting there wasn’t much outrage over the COVID economic relief bill, which passed without a single Republican vote and among other things, provided stimulus checks for most American adults.
“Frankly, when people got a, you know, $1,400 check or $5,600 check for their family, they didn’t say, ‘Oh, I can’t cash this check because it was done without any Republican votes,’” Sanders quipped.
Compared to the economic stimulus bill, the White House has acted with less urgency on its proposed infrastructure package, which has been split into two distinct parts: one dealing primarily with what many view as “traditional” infrastructure policy (such as funding for repairing roads, rail, broadband internet, and more), and another bill providing much needed aid to American workers and their families, in the form of free preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds, two years of free community college, and a paid leave program for every worker in the U.S.
In taking its time with the infrastructure package, the Biden administration is hoping to strike a deal with Republicans to give the appearance of a cooperative spirit, a move that will likely water down many of the proposals Biden has made, especially those put forth by progressives. “I’m prepared to negotiate as to the extent of my infrastructure project as well as how we pay for it,” the president said in April.
But while Biden is hoping to have bipartisan support for the bills he has proposed, he also seems wary of waiting too long, and has suggested he will move forward without Republicans if all they can offer him is obstruction. There appears to be a timeline for how long Biden will wait, as White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has said the president wants to see bipartisan progress on the bill by Memorial Day so that the infrastructure bills can get passed sometime this summer.
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May 13, 2021 at 9:48 PM #4231753fingerbrownParticipant
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Republicans have already said that they will oppose Biden on anything that they don’t want, which means anything that might help the rest of the world, so if Biden goes along with these world destroyers, he will do so with open eyes.
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May 13, 2021 at 10:18 PM #423213SatanParticipant
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Not only was he in the Senate for decades with these assholes, he was also in the White House for 8 years with them obstructing everything Barry did, even THEIR goddamned so-called “health care” bill. They aren’t interested in “bipartisanship”. Hell, given what they just did to Darth Cheney’s daughter, they aren’t even interested in half of their own party anymore.
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