Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell put his foot down, declaring that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s vote on infrastructure will ultimately end in failure today.
Schumer is trying to force a vote on it, but seems like Republican figures like McConnell are basically saying, “good luck with that.”
At one point Sen. Graham suggested the GOP leadership should run out of town just like the dimwit Democrats did when they fled Texas to avoid quorum.
It’s a game of cat and mouse and it’s all about an infrastructure bill that will cost trillions and I don’t even know what’s in it. But needless to say, I am almost certain there are things in this package that were lumped in like pet projects for Democrats. It’s like adding pet projects and BS is part of the game now.
Ever since I saw the Kennedy Center get $25 million in relief and then the musicians got canned, I knew it was all a joke with politicians throwing money around irresponsibly.
Fox News reported on Shumer’s attempted forced vote:
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is forcing a procedural vote on the yet-to-be-completed bipartisan infrastructure bill Wednesday afternoon, potentially risking a setback in negotiations if Republicans follow through on their threats to vote against a bill “that doesn’t exist yet.”
“I think it’s not gonna turn out to be a hard vote for almost every Republican to decide that we’re not gonna vote to proceed to a bill that doesn’t exist yet,” Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said Tuesday. “This is not a very high standard to set.”
There’s angst over Schumer’s Wednesday deadline among even the most moderate Senate Republicans, signaling that it’s unlikely the bipartisan infrastructure vehicle will get the 60 votes – meaning at least 10 Republican votes – to proceed to debate.
Well, sorry Chuckie. It’s going to fail if the GOP has any backbone.
We’re going through inflation in America and it’s probably a good idea to trim the infrastructure package down to spend as little as possible.
We don’t need to be spending money we don’t have on things we don’t need.
Anyone smart would agree to that.
But hey, if you’re a six-figure salary politician spending government money, then you clearly don’t care – nothing will affect them anyway as long as they’re in power.
I’m glad McConnell says Schumer’s vote will fail, but we need more than just a failure – we need it revamped so it’s not spending as much and the pet projects are GONE.