(PresidentialInsider.com)- The Senate’s two-week July 4th recess ended over the weekend and Monday Senators returned to Washington to fight against the clock to jam through Biden’s spending plans before the August recess begins.
Opening the session on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said that progress was underway in writing the $1.2 Trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan as well as the partisan “everything Democrats want is infrastructure” infrastructure plan.
And on Tuesday, Senate Democrats announced that they had arrived at a staggering $3.5 Trillion price tag for the partisan reconciliation proposal.
On the Republican side of the aisle, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising “a hell of a fight” against tax increases.
Really? That’s all they’re going to fight over? Not a $3.5 Trillion boondoggle Democrats plan to pass using Budget Reconciliation that funds “human infrastructure” instead of actual infrastructure?
Schumer vows that if both bills pass, “the benefits will reverberate across the country for generations to come.”
Well, something will reverberate across the country for generations to come, but none of it will be beneficial.
As it is inflation continues to rise and economists warn that more massive spending by Congress will only increase and prolong it inflation far beyond the “transitory” stage.
Consumer prices are on the rise – so much so that any wage increases amount to nothing.
But Congressional Democrats don’t seem to care.
It’s as if they know they’ll be out of power in less than two years and want to ram through as much garbage as possible before their time runs out.
But Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi seem to forget that their majority is barely that. Democrats hold the House by the smallest majority in decades. The Senate is split 50/50.
And the Democrats want to force through a partisan bill with zero Republican support that has a price tag of $3.5 Trillion. Is it any wonder that some moderate Democrats are getting skittish about losing in 2022?
And as our national debt explodes, Congress will also have to debate raising the limit on US borrowing authority which is set to expire at the end of July.
Maybe the Senate should’ve just stayed on recess.