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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostApr-5 9:47 AM 
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at every turn.

WASHINGTON (AP)  Republicans in Congress are making the politically brazen bet that it’s more advantageous to oppose President Joe Biden’s ambitious rebuild America agenda than to lend support for the costly $2.3 trillion undertaking for roads, bridges and other infrastructure investments.

Much the way Republicans provided no votes for the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, they plan to sit on the sidelines for this next big lift by the White House, forcing Democrats to take full ownership of the massive package of spending and corporate tax hikes that Biden wants approved over the summer. The tension could mount this week as Biden shows no signs adjusting to satisfy Republican leaders, instead appealing directly to their constituents for support.

“I think the Republicans’ voters are going to have a lot to say about whether we get a lot of this done,” Biden told reporters at the White House.

That leaves Biden and congressional Republicans on a collision course, the outcome of which could define the parties and his presidency. The GOP strategy is reminiscent of the Obama-era blockade that helped sour voters on the Democratic president more than a decade ago. Then and now Republicans are intent on saddling Democrats with responsibility for all the taxes and spending to come, much as they did the 2009 rescue after the economic crisis, framing it as government overreach that piles on debt.

 
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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostApr-5 9:50 AM 
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Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves was on CNN's Sunday Show and after Jake Tapper pointed out how bad his state's roads and bridges are, he said they would glad accept help on those, but went on to say he won't accept new taxes and claimed infrastructure projects such as repairs and upgrades of Amtrak & railways weren't infrastructure. After that, he went on a anti-green energy tirade. Jake Tapper pushed back on the taxes comment, asking Reeves to say how we would pay for the infrastructure, the answer was to grow the economy like Trump did (bwahaha), presumably to trickle down and magically pay for those things.

Pete Buttigieg was on a couple of Sunday Shows, including Fox and was masterful at explaining what infrastructure entails in 2021 (in comparison to FDR & Eisenhower public works projects). He should be the primary spokesperson for the infrastructure bill. One Fox host tried to trap Buttigieg by claiming that only a small percentage of the bill involves roads & bridges and he patiently explained everything to the host, who had no comeback and just thanked him for coming on.

 

 
From: Jagrett1Apr-5 6:01 PM 
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Taters gonna tate. We call Tate Reeves Tater Tot.

 

 
From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostApr-5 6:08 PM 
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He looks like a Tater Tot

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From: PihuCruzApr-9 12:36 AM 
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It is really nice

 

 
From: KarlFaithApr-9 7:53 AM 
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Great post

 

 
From: Jagrett1Apr-9 5:50 PM 
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Dumb as a tater tot.

 

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