Facing Climate Collapse at the Eleventh Hour

Coal baron Manchin singlehandedly pulled the teeth out of Biden’s climate program, embedded in his now neutered reconciliation bill. Too bad the Dems didn’t strip Manchin of his committee assignments and chairmanship and, as suggested recently in CounterPunch, stop the massive flow of federal funds to West Virginia. That’s what Lyndon Baines Johnson would have done. But then, to do all that today the Dems and Biden would have actually WANTED to succeed, which, in truth, they’re allergic to.

Source: Facing Climate Collapse at the Eleventh Hour – CounterPunch.org

If the Dems Won’t Act on Climate, We’re Cooked, Environmentalists Say 

It’s bullshit that Sen. Manchin, who is so clearly tied to the energy industry and in the pocket of corporate executives, is drafting climate legislation,” says Ellen Sciales, communications director for the Sunrise Movement, a progressive climate advocacy group. “He’s received thousands of dollars from lobbyists and Republican oil and gas executives.”

Source: If the Dems Won’t Act on Climate, We’re Cooked, Environmentalists Say – Mother Jones

9 Right-Wing Democrats Threatening to Tank Their Party’s $3.5 Trillion Agenda

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Led by Sanders, Senate Dems Weigh $6 Trillion Infrastructure Bill as Bipartisan Talks Fail on Climate 

With Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders leading the push for an ambitious package, Democrats in the upper chamber are reportedly considering a $6 trillion infrastructure bill as bipartisan negotiations continue to produce proposals that fall short of what experts say is needed to combat the climate emergency and rebuild the nation’s crumbling roads, bridges, and water systems.

Source: Led by Sanders, Senate Dems Weigh $6 Trillion Infrastructure Bill as Bipartisan Talks Fail on Climate | Portside

Biden’s Broken Promises Spell Hard Times Ahead

Biden and the Dems may figure they can abandon workers, because who will they turn to? Ignominious Trump? The would-be Republican Reich devoted to worker destruction? Not likely. But they could stay home during the mid-terms and, even more devastatingly for Dems, in 2024. Then we’ll have a one-party autocracy, as one twitter wag put it, with giant bronze statues of Trump everywhere. Remember: Obama’s betrayal of tens of millions of workers to bail out bankers ultimately gave us Trump. And that demagogue waits in the wings. Biden’s broken promises may just give him the opening he needs. More

Source: Biden’s Broken Promises Spell Hard Times Ahead – CounterPunch.org

As Biden Blasted for ‘Green Light’ to Israel’s Gaza Slaughter, House Dems Praised for Urging US Peace Push

“If your response to Israel murdering kids with U.S. weapons is only to express ‘hope is that this will be closing down sooner rather than later,’ you’re telling Israel to keep murdering kids.”

Source: As Biden Blasted for ‘Green Light’ to Israel’s Gaza Slaughter, House Dems Praised for Urging US Peace Push | Common Dreams News

Sanders Rejects Top Dems’ Push for a Big Tax Break for the Rich

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