Dems at war over Biden’s spending bill.
Democrats risk escalating to an all-out war over President Biden’s $3.5trillion spending bill. This after Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona reiterated Thursday that she will not back the bill if it comes to the Senate floor.
“Senator Sinema said publicly more than two months ago, before Senate passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill, that she would not support a bill costing $3.5 trillion. In August she shared detailed concerns and priorities, including dollar figures, directly with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and the White House.
Claims that the Senator has not detailed her concerns to President Biden and Senator Schumer are false”, Sinema’s office said in a statement shared on her Twitter account.
However, the Arizona State Democratic Party passed a unanimous resolution on Saturday which criticized her opposition to eliminating the filibuster which, if passed, would make it significantly easier for the Democrats to pass Biden’s huge spending bill. This makes it likely Sinema could be challenged for her position by her own party before the 2022 mid-terms should Biden’s bill ultimately fail.
This comes as Republicans said Monday that the president’s spending proposal will spur cultural decline and sap the nation’s work ethic – effectively creating a welfare state. Republican Sen. Susan Collins said,”We will not build a more prosperous, just and equitable society characterized by opportunity, dignity and meaning just by issuing government checks.”
Collins is one of a number of Republican officials who have expressed concern that Biden’s spending plans will usher in a new era of big government, moving America on the path to socialism. Political commentator and TV host Tomi Lahren blasted Biden’s economically illiterate plan as a “socialist starter pack” appearing on Fox News recently.
Biden is going to need a lot more than just the socialist Dem votes if he is to pass his first piece of key legislation.