This sounds like a win/win situation to me. Both Nancy Pelosi and the radical leftists in her party are threatening to kill the bipartisan infrastructure bill unless they can also pass the 3.5 trillion dollar Democratic Boondoggle Act of 2021. Come to think of it, not getting either bill is a win, and the fact that neither one passes can be rightly blamed for no infrastructure bill at all. That makes it a win/win/win situation.
Both moderate Democratic Senators, Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin oppose the 3.5 trillion dollar bill. That means it cannot possibly pass. I don’t believe either one will change their mind since it would mean their defeat in their next reelection bid. Meanwhile, the Squad and other radicals say they will not vote for the 1.2 trillion dollar plan if the 3.5 trillion dollar spending bill includes amnesty for at least 11 million illegals. No one wants to pay more in taxes to support all 11 million of them.
And the same Democrats who claim Republicans are racist would inflict the majority of the pain onto the shoulders of Blacks and legal Hispanics, who would have to compete with cheap labor for jobs. Not to mention that some programs such as HUD have a limited budget and as a result, many who qualify for the program will never see a penny. That is because the Democrats favor illegal aliens at every turn.
This week, 19 Senate Republicans joined Democrats to pass the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in a 69-30 vote. The 19 Senate Republicans who supported the infrastructure bill include:
Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Roy Blunt (R-MO), Richard Burr (R-NC), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Rob Portman (R-OH), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Jim Risch (R-ID), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), John Hoeven (R-ND), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Mitt Romney (R-UT).
In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Reps. Pramila Japayal (D-WA), Katie Porter (D-CA), and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) said the majority of Progressive Caucus Democrats will not support the infrastructure bill until the budget resolution with amnesty is approved by Congress.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus has recently concluded an internal survey of its 96 members regarding the urgency of ensuring that a narrower bipartisan infrastructure agreement is enacted on the condition that a robust package of social, human, and climate infrastructure — reflecting all Democrats’ longstanding priorities — is simultaneously passed by simple majorities in Congress through the budget reconciliation process. [Emphasis added]
We specifically asked whether members would commit to withholding a yes vote on the bipartisan infrastructure deal — Senate Amendment 2137 to H.R. 3684 — until the Senate has passed budget reconciliation legislation deemed acceptable by the Congressional Progressive Caucus. A majority of our respondents affirmed that they would withhold their votes in support of the bipartisan legislation in the House of Representatives until the Senate adopted a robust reconciliation package. [Emphasis added]
We therefore encourage you to continue coordinating closely between the two chambers, collaborating with the White House, and engaging with our caucus so that the reconciliation framework reflects our shared and longstanding investment priorities, and that the Senate first adopts this reconciliation package before House consideration of any bipartisan infrastructure legislation. [Emphasis added]
This could be a win/win/win/win situation.