The clock is ticking to write and vote on the $3.5 trillion ($5 trillion in actuality) liberal tax and spending spree. With each passing day, however, Democrat infighting worsens. Progressives and “moderates” are in open combat in the House, as committee markups highlight the large policy fractions within the party.
From state and local tax (SALT) deductions that amount to tax breaks for the wealthy, to Medicare prescription drug negotiation, to the overall price tag, it is clear that Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer have a major problem on their hands. The Democrats, for lack of a better word, are in disarray.
Meanwhile, on the Senate side, Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin were called to the White House in a frantic effort by the President to break their opposition to the historic tax hikes and reckless spending. Manchin has even suggested that other Senate Democrats agree with his position.
One thing is clear: Vulnerable Democrat Senators who love to call themselves “independents” are silent, non-factors, per usual. Maggie Hassan has dodged reporters, and others like Mark Kelly, and Catherine Cortez Masto have been invisible.
Statement from NRSC Spokesman T.W. Arrighi: “The Democrats are falling apart. The House Democrats are in open warfare against each other, and vulnerable Senate Democrats are once again cowering behind Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin until the coast is clear to offer an opinion. These cowardly Senate Democrats know the damage that the proposed tax and spending spree will cause to our economy, but they are willing to risk it to keep peace with the far Left. Thankfully, this is a road to ruin, not only for this bill but for Democrat majorities in both Houses.”