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Marxists in Washington, D.C. are a hair's width away from tanking the American economy to create a green new world. The narrow gap in Congress is casting centrist politicians into prominence. Church Militant's Trey Blanton builds the case for rejecting hardline progressive demand for reimagined infrastructure.
Republicans, including Sen. Tim Scott from South Carolina, feel betrayed by Democrats after seeming to come to an agreement on a bipartisan infrastructure deal.
Sen. Tim Scott: "You can't trust what the president says on infrastructure. ... Any deal that requires us to do bad policy or make bad policy decisions to get to the good ones is bad overall."
Fake Catholic Democrats Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi threaten there will be no bipartisanship without funding massively expensive leftist projects.
Pelosi: "There ain't gonna be no bipartisan bill unless we are going to have the reconciliation bill."
Biden: "If only one comes to me, I'm not, if this is the only thing that comes to me, I'm not going to sign it. It's in tandem."
What was agreed to is a $1.2 trillion deal, which would not require an increase in taxes to pay for improvement to roads, bridges, drinking water and some green energy plans.
Jen Psaki, White House press secretary:
People who care deeply about addressing our climate crisis know the components of what's in this package, which the president considers a down payment, not the end, a down payment. So, 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations nationwide. That's what this would help support.
The bipartisan bill requires 60 votes to overcome the filibuster limit, which is why compromise was necessary. But under the so-called reconciliation plan, only a simple majority is needed to pass it.
Avowed socialist Bernie Sanders is tasked with creating the reconciliation bill. He's expressed a desire to spend $6 trillion for non-White Americans and green energy — likely increasing the national debt.
Commentator Joe Scarborough: "Either the Democratic leaders can keep their inside thoughts inside their heads and figure out a way to deal with the progressives in the caucus — to say, 'Hey, let's let the bipartisan legislation pass first, and then we'll figure out how to get [centrist senator Joe] Manchin to the 50th vote later."
China is a major producer of materials for green energy, and Democrats have already blocked amendments to require these materials not be made with slave labor.
Texas senator Ted Cruz has called out progressive demands to push an expanded view of infrastructure. Similar to how the Left has an ever-expanding view of gender and sexuality, Cruz sees progressives wanting to add abortion and gun control to the definition of infrastructure.
Scarborough: "If there's a link, there's no deal. So stop saying it. Stop giving Republicans high ground."
Democrats are attempting to steamroll the nation with so-called green energy and other dubious pet projects.
Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, a Catholic and centrist Democrat, has not committed to any reconciliation plan yet. He's unwilling to support any project over $2 trillion, and expects a plan to pay for it.