Joe Biden’s administration reached a big fork in the road.
Everything could change in an instant.
And Chuck Schumer held one closed-door meeting that could end Joe Biden’s presidency.
Joe Biden’s legislative agenda ran aground in the Senate.
Democrats don’t have the votes to break a Republican filibuster or eliminate the 60-vote threshold to end debate, so gun control, amnesty, and a federal takeover of elections are essentially dead.
The last chance to move a legislative package is the Green New Deal in the form of an “infrastructure” bill.
Democrats have been negotiating with Republicans on a one-trillion-dollar spending binge while scheming to move the rest of Joe Biden’s multi-trillion-dollar bill to raise taxes and impose the Green New Deal through the process of budget reconciliation—which only requires 51 votes.
To that end, Chuck Schumer met with the 11 Democrats on the Budget Committee to gauge their commitment to a party-line vote on unlocking the budget reconciliation mechanism.
“We had a great first discussion,” Schumer told reporters. “And I think there was universal agreement we have a lot of things we have to do to help the American people. And we have to have unity to do it and everyone has to listen to one another, and it’s a good first meeting.
“There are members with very justified views, whatever you can do bipartisan, you should try,” Schumer added. “But alongside that is the view that that won’t be enough.”
But even this path presents risks because Arizona and West Virginia Democrats Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin are not committed to a bill to impose a cradle-to-grave welfare state and the Green New Deal.
However, the far-left of Schumer’s caucus—led by socialist Senator Bernie Sanders—is nervous that if Republicans cave in to Democrats in the bipartisan negotiation, then Manchin and Sinema have no need to go along with the reconciliation bill.
“There are large numbers of people in our caucus – and I sympathize with this – who will not vote for a bipartisan bill unless they’re quite certain what’s going to be in reconciliation,” Schumer added.
Bernie Sanders and Schumer are proposing a six-trillion-dollar Green New Deal and welfare state bill that would mandate more Americans fall under the thumb of government-run health care and submit to a Green New Deal-style regulatory regime.
This all-in approach by the left runs the risk of Democrats not passing any bills whatsoever.
Should that happen, Biden’s presidency will effectively end.
In 2022 it will be near impossible to pass big legislation because of the election.
Republicans are favored to win back control of at least the House of Representatives and maybe the Senate as well.
At that point Republicans could refuse to confirm any Biden nominees and pass no major pieces of legislation rendering Biden an impotent president heading into the 2024 election.
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