Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are rivals.
The two are fighting over who runs the Democrat Party in the House of Representatives.
Now Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made Nancy Pelosi’s life miserable with this threat.
Joe Biden just proposed spending 2.5 trillion dollars on a so-called “infrastructure bill” that is nothing more than a Trojan horse for socialism.
Ocasio-Cortez complained that the blue state bailout bill spent nearly two trillion dollars this year while Biden’s new spending bill spread the 2.5 trillion dollars in spending out over 10 years.
“This is not nearly enough. The important context here is that it’s $2.25T spread out over 10 years. For context, the COVID package was $1.9T for this year *alone,* with some provisions lasting 2 years. Needs to be way bigger,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote.
There may be one key reason Ocasio-Cortez is pushing for trillions of dollars in additional spending.
This bill only spends 25 percent of its expenditures on infrastructure.
The rest of the bill is pumping money into imposing the Marxist Green New Deal, expanding socialized medicine and building “affordable” housing to import Democrat voters into red-leaning suburbs to flip them blue.
The rest of the bill’s spending includes massive spending on climate change initiatives such as development for electric vehicles and charging stations, electric school busses and federal vehicles, and clean energy technology.
Other big-spending items include $400 billion on expanding health care, $213 billion on affordable housing, and research training, and development programs.
Ocasio-Cortez thinks if Democrats can pump trillions of dollars into the economy and pockets of Americans in 2022, they can buy off enough voters to maintain their majorities.
But Ocasio-Cortez’s demand presents Nancy Pelosi with a dilemma.
Pelosi can only afford to lose five or six Democrats on a floor vote before the bill fails.
If Ocasio-Cortez and her socialist allies in the House hold out for additional trillions of dollars in spending it could force Democrats running swing districts in 2022 to oppose the bill.
Swing district Democrats understand that the higher the price tag for this bill, the more taxes will be raised and the greater the chance Democrats will lose their majority.
Both the swing district Democrats and the socialists have enough votes to tank this bill.
Pelosi and Joe Biden are banking on the bill being “too big to fail” to ensure they can ram it through Congress.
But Ocasio-Cortez is an ideologue who won’t be swayed by the notion that her crazy demands will cost the Democrats their majority.
And that could lead to harrowing negotiations for Pelosi and Biden over this bill.
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