American democracy: last chances for last men…//Without Single GOP Vote, Senate Approves $3.5 Trillion Budget Blueprint 

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.

Source: Without Single GOP Vote, Senate Approves $3.5 Trillion Budget Blueprint | Common Dreams News

“Democrats in the U.S. Senate could learn a lot from these Texas Democrats—sometimes you have to pull out all the stops to protect democracy.”

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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

Florida Senate Advances ‘Dangerous’ Bill Critics Warn Criminalizes Peaceful Protest 

The entire Florida Senate will now vote on the bill. On Friday, state Senate Minority Leader Gary Farmer (D-34) told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune that the bill “is so broadly worded, so badly defined, so potentially harmful to the right of free speech that… you could have peaceful protesters prosecuted simply for being present while someone near them… breaks the law.”

Source: Florida Senate Advances ‘Dangerous’ Bill Critics Warn Criminalizes Peaceful Protest | Common Dreams News

‘Democrats Will Lose in 2022’ If $15 Wage Dies in Senate: Anger Grows as Biden-Harris Bow to Unelected Parliamentarian 

“If you were writing a Dickensian novel, it would be about millions of desperately poor people being promised a $15 starvation wage, and then watching their millionaire senators tell them that a parliamentary adviser in the palace said no.”

Source: ‘Democrats Will Lose in 2022’ If $15 Wage Dies in Senate: Anger Grows as Biden-Harris Bow to Unelected Parliamentarian | Common Dreams News