Joe Biden is facing several crises of his own making on every front.
Now Biden is facing the straw that could break the camel’s back.
And that’s because Chuck Schumer was blindsided by one defection that could end Joe Biden’s presidency.
Joe Biden’s approval numbers sunk as the inflation and illegal immigration crises combined with Biden’s surrender to a permanent pandemic and the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan put Biden’s presidency on shaky ground.
Biden and his Democrat allies counted on ramming a 3.5-trillion-dollar socialist spending bill – that would push America one step toward becoming Venezuela – as the political victory that would change the narrative surrounding his struggling presidency.
But that plan counted on Chuck Schumer keeping all 50 Senate Democrats in line.
That original plan blew up when West Virginia’s Joe Manchin published an op-ed demanding Congress “pause” on drafting a 3.5-trillion-dollar spending bill because Manchin could not support a bill that pumped that much money into Green New Deal and socialist-style welfare programs.
“Instead of rushing to spend trillions on new government programs and additional stimulus funding, Congress should hit a strategic pause on the budget-reconciliation legislation. A pause is warranted because it will provide more clarity on the trajectory of the pandemic, and it will allow us to determine whether inflation is transitory or not. While some have suggested this reconciliation legislation must be passed now, I believe that making budgetary decisions under artificial political deadlines never leads to good policy or sound decisions. I have always said if I can’t explain it, I can’t vote for it, and I can’t explain why my Democratic colleagues are rushing to spend $3.5 trillion,” Manchin wrote.
Pausing the process on the legislation throws a major monkey wrench into the proceedings as Nancy Pelosi only keeps moderates and socialists united by promising to vote on a 1.2-trillion-dollar fake infrastructure bill – that serves as political cover for moderates – by the end of September so the House could take up the 3.5-trillion-dollar Green New Deal and welfare bill that Bernie Sanders is drafting.
Either both bills will pass or both bills will fail as both moderates and socialists each oppose one and control the votes to kill the legislation they don’t like.
Manchin warned that pumping 3.5-trillion-dollars into the big government gravy train at a time of record inflation could initiate devastating consequences for an already wobbly economy.
“Inflation continues to rise and is bleeding the value of Americans’ wages and income. More than 10.1 million jobs remain open. Our economy, as the Biden administration has correctly pointed out, has reached record levels of quarterly growth. This positive economic reality makes clear that the purpose of the proposed $3.5 trillion in new spending isn’t to solve urgent problems, but to re-envision America’s social policies. While my fellow Democrats will disagree, I believe that spending trillions more dollars not only ignores present economic reality, but makes it certain that America will be fiscally weakened when it faces a future recession or national emergency,” Manchin added.
If Joe Biden slams the brakes on the 3.5-trillion-dollar Green New Deal and socialist welfare bill, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow “Squad” members could tank the 1.2-trillion-dollar so-called “infrastructure” bill.
Joe Biden could end the fall of 2021 with nothing – and given his disastrous withdrawal in Afghanistan where Biden’s poor decisions resulted in the deaths of 13 U.S. troops – so Biden coming up empty-handed on his last big chance to pass a major piece of domestic legislation could cause official Washington and the American public to write off Joe Biden as a failed president.
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