BREAKING: We’re rallying today at 70+ Congressmembers’ offices demanding no cuts to climate, care, jobs, or justice in the $3.5T reconciliation bill.
Democrats have the power to pass this bold legislation.
— CASA (@CASAforall) August 19, 2021
The most striking aspect of our current generation is the complete dysfunction of its politicians who cannot really confront the reality coming upon them. This feeble bill at a moment of the onset of catastrophe barely registers as a response and yet is all that the political system can come up with.
Sen. Bernie Sanders slammed Republicans for complaining about Democrats’ use of budget reconciliation, noting that the GOP recently used the same process to force through massive tax cuts for the rich.
The effort by Democrats and Republicans in Congress to find agreement over a federal infrastructure spending bill has hinged on a number of factors, including what “infrastructure” actually is – but the debate ignores a key historical fact.