Biden Admin Urges Bipartisan Support For Infrastructure Plan Amid GOPers Crying Foul | Talking Points Memo

Biden administration officials on Sunday reiterated the President’s hope for bipartisan support for his infrastructure proposal amid Republican senators signaling their opposition to the plan, which they argue doesn’t focus enough on traditional infrastructure.


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To put it differently, “Biden forces Republicans to refuse to work with him to pass a popular infrastructure bill showing they are not interested in governance or doing anything positive for the future of America.”

Or: “Biden is showing the public what the Republican Party is really all about.”

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The reactionaries are arguing that a corporate tax increase will interfere with welfare of all Americans.
Need I say more?
Laffer curves, anyone?

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The Dems need to force the R’s to get out in front with what they are really saying.

‘We want more lead pipes in our water supply, we want bridges to fall down, and we want our electric grids to fail. We have worked hard since Ronald Reagan to be sure those in power stay in power and if we give the people what they need, and want, then they might not need trickle down economics anymore, or us.’

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“How could the President expect to have bipartisanship when his proposal is a repeal of one of our signature issues in 2017, where we cut the tax rate and made the United States finally more competitive when it comes to the way we treat job creators?”

FFS. “Job creators,” he says.

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By Pardison? Seriously! Joe Biden realizes that he has to offer a bipartisanship invitation, let history record what happens to this bill and the bipartisanship invitation that came from Joe Biden. See see hell Republicans are.

Republicans have an a clue as to how to legislate, are we even certain if they realize or know what bipartisanship means? Maybe if an attractive young teenager offered their service as to teaching a republican maybe they might learn a little something. You know how Republican manner they like their ladies young preferably at teenager if not by photo it would be sure hands-on come if you know what I mean. Sick, Sick,. Birds of a feather her, after the likes of Donald Trump I womanizing sell centered sociopath who has had many a woman file lawsuits against him. Republicans see how you are.

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Honestly, this sounds like a job for Marjorie Taylor Greene.

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My dad says wish in one hand, shit in the other and see which one fills up the fastest.

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in·fra·struc·ture

noun \ ˈin-frə-ˌstrək-chər , -(ˌ)frä- \

plural in·fra·struc·tures

1 : the underlying foundation or basic framework (as of an organization or a system) : substructure

2 : the permanent installations required for military purposes

3 : the system of public works of a country, state, or region

… has offered government as the primary solution to most of the nation’s woes, calling for big new investments in health care, education, infrastructure and energy. — Michael Scherer, Time , 13 Sept. 2010

also : the resources (such as personnel, buildings, or equipment) required for an activity

It has to maintain … the educational infrastructure of a great teaching establishment. — Bill Bryson, National Geographic , November 1995

“Infrastructure.” Merriam-Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary , Merriam-Webster, https://unabridged.merriam-webster.com/unabridged/infrastructure. Accessed 4 Apr. 2021.

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reinforced McConnell’s opposition on Sunday by insisting that Biden’s infrastructure proposal veers off the beaten path.

“The beaten path” being … Trump’s Infrastructure Week?

As in the “traditional infrastructure” they built when Trump was president and they controlled the Congress?

Republican senators signaling their opposition to the plan, which they argue doesn’t focus enough on traditional infrastructure.

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And then wash your hands.

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Biden can make all the moves but he knows it is going to get done without GOP support.

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“We want our electric grids to fail like they did in Texas.”

Keep reminding Americans that that’s the future the GQP wants for all the country.

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Public racks of rentable jet-packs, sidewalk-accessible teleports, worm-hole time-travel kiosks. REAL INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE FUTURE, DAMMIT!!

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No Republican will support it. McConnell has spoken.

Republican “bipartisanship” does not exist. They prove it with every action and statement.

Will Joe Manchin continue his “bipartisanship” mantra even then? How ridiculous and out of it does he want to look? Like a Republican?
The filibuster must go. It is absolutely vital for the future of this country. I can only trust that someone will get through to Manchin at some point.
Does he have a tipping point?
Can the infrastructure bill do it for him?

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Well, as he has said, he was sent to the presidency to do a job for America,” Granholm said. “And if the vast majority of Americans, Democrats and Republicans, across the country support spending on our country and not allowing us to lose the race globally, then he’s going to do that.”

Exactly this! McConnell has already made the mistake of promising zero Republican support freeing the Democrats to do what needs to be done without wasting time futility negotiating with Republicans. I think Blunt and other Republicans belatedly have come to realize, as a result, they have no leverage. At all. And Democrats know it too. Reconciliation bill, here we come.

By the way, it was pure genius for Biden to reframe the definition of bipartisanship to where the country stands on a particular issue, and not cynical beltway Republicans. The MSM is still trying to wrap their heads around it, but I believe they’re starting to get it.

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Republicans had 4 years to do “traditional infrastructure” and did nothing.

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Fuck the Republicans, they will do everything in their power to sabotage anything that benefits anyone other than the 1%. The Dems need to push this through and constantly remind everyone that the GOP had nothing to do with all the nice new things and jobs that come out of the program and that they need to vote for Dems if they want it to continue.

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There better be earmarks. I don’t want the GOP to revel in complete opposition AND receive spending to improve districts that just want to throw sand in the gears.

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Bipartisanship should be defined by where the country stands not where the politicians stand. I heard one journalist pushing this point and they all need to do it.

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