For anyone who has doubted Joe Biden, today, as he signs the largest infrastructure investment since the Eisenhower era, is the day to admit that he was wrong.
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Biden takes up the political message: “My fellow Americans, today I want you to know, we hear you and we see you. The bill I am about to sign is proof that despite the cynics, Democrats and Republicans can come together and get results.” pic.twitter.com/y4hGpyWVkg
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) November 15, 2021
Biden said: “My fellow Americans, today me. I want you to know, we listen to you, and we see you. The bill I’m about to sign the law is proof that despite cynics, democrats and Republicans can get together and get results “.
Today, Uncle Joe – also known as the president of this United States – signed the Democrats’ Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act once in the century, worth $ 1.2 trillion. And somehow, President Biden, President Pelosi and Majority Leader Schumer even managed to get a handful of Republicans to vote yes on something proposed by the Democrats, with 19 votes in the Senate and 13 in the House of Republicans. This feat makes this bill not only historic, but in these times, an incredible achievement.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has helped drag this bill over the finish line with the tenacity that has come to identify the most effective House speaker in modern history.
Predictably, 200 House Republicans, however, have not been able to break their party’s grip on the dedication not to legislate that motivated them to vote no on almost anything that could help the American people. Leader Kevin McCarthy is effectively threatening his Republican members who voted for jobs and pot holes. Republicans went so far as to label patriotism as the Democrats’ “socialist wish list”. It didn’t go as they thought and so they quickly deleted their tweet:
The game changer, historically popular The infrastructure bill is fraught with patriotic investment in our country, which has long been needed, and benefits for hard-working families, including the creation of millions of well-paid jobs in trade unions. It will modernize and improve our roads, bridges, ports, railways and supply chains, and yet the House Republican leadership – which complains about supply chains now that there’s a Democrat in office – call it socialism.
Maybe it’s jealousy that drives McCarthy’s cynicism, after all, week after week the Republicans promised it would be “infrastructure week” and it never came. Instead, we got Donald Trump extolling the virtues of the household cleaner injected into our veins as a way to fight Covid-19 and complaining about the bad guys in the press daily.
Is broadband access for tens of millions of Americans – or maybe making it more accessible and focused on equity, that’s the problem for Republicans? Is this … socialism? Their rural voters will be crushed.]
It could be that clean power grid or clean water – it could be where socialism is burning. Trying not to kill children with toxic chemicals is something they (the one or two current Social Democrats in Congress) seem to be proud of, but what do they know about the burning desires of the American people.
Maybe it’s the cost. Someone should tell Republican Senator Rob Portman, that … She said, “It is paid. We do it without raising taxes. ”Democrats say the bill pays for itself without raising taxes, using multiple measures.
Although Verification of the facts quibbles, and will add to the deficit. But why are we focusing on the cost – of * this, as opposed to saying the costs of keeping our military deployed in Afghanistan – when our country is collapsing around us, bridges and dams that fail?
While we can well understand the Republicans’ objections to funding for drought management and wildfire mitigation – nothing says socialism like not letting the country be razed to punish the liberals.
But in fact, the adults are in charge right now – for this short time before the Democrats lose the House mid-term (unless you get all your friends to vote) and the adults are doing that thing called … . their work .”
For anyone who writes about “Democrats in Disarray” as an easy-to-access headline whenever Democrats try to do a hard job for the people, today is the day to admit they were wrong. This is the bill we haven’t seen since FDR. This is a bill which, while not supported by the progressive caucus, is actually a huge result of progressive values. This is the account my American union supporter grandfather would have wept with pride. It’s full of the best kinds of patriotism, the kind that makes this country better and helps the people who live there have a better life.
This is a day to be very proud of this president and to take a much needed break from the terror and chaos of the past five years to remember, this is what voting can do. The vote did this.
You, the people, have done it. Congratulations, take the win.
Ms. Jones is the co-founder / chief editor of PoliticusUSA and a member of the White House press pool.
Sarah hosts Politicus News and co-host of Politicus Radio. His analysis has been featured on several national radio, television news programs and talk shows, and print outlets including Stateside with David Shuster, as well as The Washington Post, The Atlantic Wire, CNN, MSNBC, The Week, The Hollywood Reporter and more. .
Sarah is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.