A far-left activist group aligned with Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) is pressing to eliminate the US Senate in order to ram through the Biden/Pelosi radical agenda. The Sunrise Movement, a far-left group aligned with AOC, demanded that the Senate be abolished.
Unfortunately for them, there is a little thing known as the Constitution that will not allow the Senate to just disappear. They are angry because Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema have thwarted many of the bills the Democrats have tried to ram through.
Joe Reid of MSNBC (aka PMSDNC) has called on Democrats to wage war against the pair and I sincerely hope they do. The Democratic Party has no leverage on Manchin or Sinema because they could just switch to the Republican Party.
In fact, both of them would actually benefit from switching parties. Shifting two seats from Democratic to Republican would put an end to any legislation coming from Biden or Pelosi passing in the Senate.
AOC has not called for the abolishment of the Senate, at least openly, but she has called for defunding police, the DHS, ICE, and ending the filibuster in the Senate.
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) September 2, 2021
AOC lashed out at Joe Manchin on social media and claimed that he is killing people. What about AOC? Every timer she tries to make what she considers to be an enlightened statement, it kills me. Laughing that hard could lead to a heart attack or a stroke.
“Fossil fuel corps & dark money is destroying our democracy, country, & planet. All day our community has been pulling bodies out of homes from the flood. Entire families. And we’re supposed to entertain lobbyist talking points about why we should abandon people & do nothing? No.”
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While some have suggested this reconciliation legislation must be passed now, I believe that making budgetary decisions under artificial political deadlines never leads to good policy or sound decisions. I have always said if I can’t explain it, I can’t vote for it, and I can’t explain why my Democratic colleagues are rushing to spend $3.5 trillion. Another reason to pause: We must allow for a complete reporting and analysis of the implications a multitrillion-dollar bill will have for this generation and the next. Such a strategic pause will allow every member of Congress to use the transparent committee process to debate: What should we fund, and what can we simply not afford?
I, for one, won’t support a $3.5 trillion bill, or anywhere near that level of additional spending, without greater clarity about why Congress chooses to ignore the serious effects inflation and debt have on existing government programs. This is even more important now as the Social Security and Medicare Trustees have sounded the alarm that these life-saving programs will be insolvent and benefits could start to be reduced as soon as 2026 for Medicare and 2033, a year earlier than previously projected, for Social Security. Establishing an artificial $3.5 trillion spending number and then reverse-engineering the partisan social priorities that should be funded isn’t how you make good policy.